"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Little One Gets into the Act - Opening Doors

Everyone at our house is getting into the act. They may be simple helpful acts, but it's the spirit in which the help is given that's so wonderful.

The project: "Mommy, I'm going to hold every door open today."
Our youngest, age 6, reported that today was her day to open doors for everyone. She opened some pretty hefty doors, and held them for people who offered in return raised eyebrows, smiles and sometimes words of thanks.

A couple of extra minutes at each door. They were tough doors, but she didn't want any help. This was HER project today.

Why bother?
"I just want to be helpful. Sometimes people don't have an extra hand to open the door."

Worth it?
She says yes. She liked the attention.
I say yes. She's clearly learning to help without being asked. (Sometimes.)


  1. What a great blog!! I really like all your ideas!! You are fabulous!!

  2. AW, shucks! THANKS for the kind words! :) I'm glad to hear the word is getting out and folks are enjoying our "little project."


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