Sunday, 24 March 2013

LITTLE DROPS OF WATER

2013-08  Julia - Little Drops Of Water



[While attending a class for teachers in the summer of 1845 in Boston, Julia and her classmates were given ten minutes to complete a writing assignment. 

She had written an article the night before entitled ''A Letter to Sabbath School Children,'' in which she had mentioned the importance of little things.

In the article, she had written the initial four lines of the now often quoted section of the poem. For the ten minute writing assignment, she picked up these first four lines and extended the poem to its final form. 

The editor of the publication that was going to publish her ''Letter to Sabbath School Children'' sought additional material at the last minute and she gave him the full poem, which was ready at hand. Such was a little decision that was to have a big effect on her life. The little poem and its author became world famous.]


Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

So the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of Eternity.

So the little errors
Lead the soul away
From the paths of virtue
Far in sin to stray.

Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy,
Like the Heaven above
.  
       Julia A.F.Carney [1845] 

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