Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Doing little things

So I missed the candlelight vigil. There were over 300 people signed up to attend, so I didn't feel too bad. If 100 showed up, it would look like a big deal. I've developed a rather horrific earache, so I think I'll be headed to the doctor tomorrow. I'm planning to go to bed with Geeky Girl in a little while, that's how bad it is.

But as guilty as I feel for not standing with the folks honoring Cindy Sheehan and protesting the action in Iraq, I feel pretty good for having helped in a tiny way with two smaller efforts. One, I helped send Sarah to New Zealand, and two, I contributed money to help Badger with her medical bills. I don't know these people, but I feel like I know the people who have asked for help on their behalf and so I felt like contributing. I'd like to do more little things like this. It seems like a lot of people have an extra 5 or 10 bucks lying around that they can give, which combined with a whole bunch of other people's 5 or 10 bucks makes a big difference.

Increasingly, I feel like it's the little things that make the biggest difference. I'm planning to continue looking for the little things and contribute to them as much as possible.