“Tell me the weight of a snowflake,” a sparrow asked a wild dove.
“Nothing more than nothing,” was the answer.
“In that case I must tell a marvelous story,” the sparrow said. “I sat on a branch of a fir tree, close to its trunk, when it began to snow, not heavily, not a giant blizzard, no, just like in a dream, without any violence.
Since I didn’t have anything better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles of my branch. Their number was exactly 3,741,952. When the next snowflake dropped on the branch-nothing more than nothing, as you say-the branch broke off.”
Having said that, the sparrow flew away. The dove thought about the story for a while and finally said to herself:
“Perhaps there is only one voice lacking for peace to come into our world.”
Whenever you think
- your contributions,
- your acts of charity,
- your works for justice,
- your gifts of love, or
- your talents
are nothing, or are small in comparison to those of others, remember that when one is added to another, and then to another, great things can happen-from “nothing more than nothing.”
Or a world of good!
(all from the weight of a snowflake)