Wednesday, May 29

words for wednesday {page 5, love}

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“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

Napoleon Hill

I want to do great things. It plagues me almost every day, this desire to be doing something far more interesting and world-changing than this. 

The mainly homebound life is the most humbling experience I have ever been through. Staying in this little house achieving nearly nothing is as far from my life plans as you could get. Some days as I sit saving energy, I just feel wasted. Is it vain to think I am being wasted?

I wonder what on earth is being accomplished by this. And I wonder if I could start a business, or study at home, or do something, anything, which even nearly resembles great. This is partially because I feel mentally unstimulated, but also because it would make my life closer to normal, and more ‘respect worthy’.

I think these things even though I know in my head that where-ever I am placed, I can make a difference. Because my worth is so tied up in what I achieve and accomplish, you can imagine how I have to battle to believe that I am still living a worthwhile life. But while these thoughts flicker through my head, I know one thing: I can still love where I am, and that is the greatest thing.

“Let all that you do be done in love.”

1 Corinthians 16;14

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”

Khalil Gibran


  1. Wow Danielle- these are exactly my thoughts, exactly what I am struggling with at the moment.
    Thank you for your uplifting words, for putting it back into perspective.

    Your amazing xx Keep going xx

    1. Thanks for your friendship lovely! I'm so glad we met all those years ago so we could share in this now xx

  2. Thanks Danielle, I struggle with that too. I'm glad God focuses more on what we are than what we do, such as being loving. Reminds me of 1 Cor 13 'Where there are tongues, they will cease, where there are phrophecies, they will be done away (all outward gifts) ....but now abide these three, faith, hope and love.' So encouraging to see you working on that which abides sister. It spurs me on to do the same. I'm loving these posts, very helpful. Great quotes!

    1. Thank-you Keith, that verse is so perfect for what I have been thinking about, and I hadn't thought of it. The outward things aren't lasting...and yet I crave them. I think it is a long journey to accept and understand this! I am so encouraged by you Keith, thankyou for writing :-)