I was recently able to read the book One Drop at a Time by M. Russell Ballard. It’s a wonderful book for women and a good reminder that the small things we do each day add up.
I especially needed this book right now. Sometimes I feel like I’m just not that important. I know I’m important to my family, but I feel like it’s hard to make a difference in the world when you have two small children to take care of and pretty much every moment of the day is dedicated to them. I love being a mom, but sometimes I want to be able to help and influence others. To be a volunteer in my community and serve my neighbors when they need it.
But that’s hard to do right now. And this book is a great reminder that the little things we do each day, especially the day to day nurturing and caring for our families, matter.
I love the analogy he uses of the honey bee. In the course of a honey bee’s life, it will only produce 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey. Elder Ballard says, “Though seemingly insignificant when compared to the total, each bee’s one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey is vital to the life of the hive. The bees depend on each other. Work that would be overwhelming for a few bees to do becomes lighter because all of the bees faithfully do their part.” I love this! I am doing my part no matter how small.
Another part of the book I love is that he teaches us how to ingrain the love of Christ in our hearts so that we will live how we believe. This book is a great balance of uplifting women, but also teaching us. It’s definitely worth the read!
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