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Scoutmaster Minute – Only One

After the recent tornadoes here, many of those who were affected commented on how many people came out and helped them clean up. Our Venture Crew went out on Sunday and helped clean up at two residences. And thought the things we were doing, like dragging branches to the street or picking up debris from the yard,  weren’t difficult, many hands coming together made a big difference to those who lived there.

So here is a Scoutmaster Minute which reminds us not to focus on the big insurmountable problem. Instead, just do what you can.

Scoutmaster Minute – Only One

I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.

This quote from Edward Everett Hale reminds us that we need to look at what we can achieve rather than getting distracted by all of the things we can’t do.

When we look around, there are many little things we can do to help our fellow man. Focus on those things instead of the big problems which seem impossible to solve. Who knows? Maybe if enough of us work on the things we can do, the things which seemed impossible may be within our reach.

So let’s finish up tonight with a similar thought from Mother Teresa:

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.


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