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Great Things

If there’s one thing that I admire in individuals and groups it is commitment.

I’m impressed by those who stay the course to pursue their dreams – whatever those may be.

I love when individuals come together, inspired by a cause, driven by a need and bring about change.

I admire those who fight against injustice – bearing the burden of a world that sometimes appears so callous and unfeeling. Never counting the cost to themselves.

I am in awe of doctors, lawyers, aid workers, rescue workers NGO workers who give of their time to work in far-off, war-torn areas of the world. Even if they are compensated, the personal price they pay is huge.

I have deep respect for primary caregivers who often have no one to relieve them and stay on looking after the other out of love and commitment. In my opinion, the hardest ones to look after are those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of mental illnesses.

When I watch parents of mentally challenged children, my heart is moved by their patience and fortitude. Even more when those children grow into adults and the parents age. I wonder where they draw their strength from.

Then there are those fighting handicaps with courage and grace who inspire me with their spirit.

The thoughtful people, those who practice random acts of kindness, those who fight their bullies by turning the situation around –  win my respect too.

These to me are the great people, doing great things to make our world a better place.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent Van Gogh

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I’m linking into The One Word Linkup is hosted by Lisa of The Golden Spoons, Janine of Confessions of a Mommyholic, and Marcia of Blogitudes.
1) Choose one of the following words. 2) Write a post. 3) Link up!
(The Link up goes live at 6:00am EST on Wednesdays and closes at 9:00pm EST on Thursdays.)
This week’s prompt choices are: ‘together’ and ‘small’.




  1. Talya Tate Boerner Talya Tate Boerner June 13, 2015

    Wonderful post Corinne. Today we often have a misguided idea of greatness.
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  2. Tina Tina June 13, 2015

    These men in these nobel professions are so selfless, I know it first hand because my dad is a surgeon and he doesn’t have a grudge even if the hospital RMO calls in the middle of the night.

    I’ll take up this challenge too.
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  3. Marcia Marcia June 12, 2015

    Beautiful post, Corinne! I greatly appreciate, respect and admire all who work for good as well – whether they be individuals or part of a group. We hear about violence and tragedy all the time in our news and these reports can often make us feel like our world is a terribly awful place. The truth is though that there are thousands and thousands of people in our world doing good deeds all the time – every single day. They go about showing kindness and care to others. They do their deeds quietly and humbly. They seldom if ever appear in a news report, but they exist nonetheless and keep carrying on. They’re not in it for the praise or fame. I greatly admire that and am constantly uplifted and inspired by such examples. It’s wonderful that you paid tribute via this excellent post to all who do Great Things. They truly deserve our thanks and gratitude!
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