Just working with the charms and arranging them all and then looking at the finished piece and all of the beautiful little pieces of art, each one a personal gift from one of you, brought a lump to my throat.
Maybe it wasn't endowing an orphanage, or riding a Zodiac out to stop a whaling ship, or rescuing someone from a burning building but I think small gestures are the most significant because almost nobody knows but you and the recipient. You don't get a Nobel Prize but to one person, it's really a big deal. And if we all remembered that our small, individual gestures are cumulatively the ones that change the world-- well, we would be flying every day. Because every day we all do at least one small thing-- kiss a scraped knee, make a phonecall to a friend, remember a birthday, hug that unruly teenager, compliment a friend's work-- that makes a difference. And millions of people around the world, all doing one small kindness once a day-- that would create the momentum to create a world that works.
Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
Villa's Bracelet - June 2010