When life is crazy and moving at an insane pace, I find myself thinking about Chaos Theory. The more it seems like we have no control in life, the more I am focused on doing one thing, with positive intention, and hope that the effect of that one little thing produces enough change to make some kind of a difference. I love this quote:
"Each smallest act of kindness, reverberates across great distances and spans of time --affecting lives unknown to the one who’s generous spirit, was the source of this good echo. Because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage, years later, and far away. Likewise, each small meanness, each expression of hatred, each act of evil.”
You just never know how stitches taken or how a gifted quilt will affect, and change us and others.
I had goosebumps listening to this clip about a quilt display in England of the quilts made by Canadians during the second world war.
It's a powerful reminder that sometimes all you can do is to take one stitch (or two, or more!) towards hope, healing, and a more positive future.
Today I will be slowly hand quilting my Journey of a Quilter project.
What are you hand stitching today? Link up your blog post and share your project with us.