Tikkun Olam is such a colossal goal. Repair the world—the WORLD! How are we supposed to do that? The world is too massive, and the problems are too numerous and complex. It’s tempting to give up before we even start. But we shouldn’t. We can’t.
We each are in charge of our own little corner of the world, and we must do whatever is in our power to improve it. Our individual responsibility for tikkun olam may be microscopic, yet our potential to make a positive impact is monumental.
“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”
Everything matters. Rise up and take ownership of your sacred responsibility. Make things better, tiny step by tiny step, in the unique ways that only you can. Everything matters. What you do matters.
Something to think about:
For today, notice everything you do that makes the world a better place. Everything counts—from offering a warm smile to organizing a large community event to restraining yourself so that you don’t say something hurtful. Everything matters. What you do matters.