So many of the speakers mentioned how important doing the little things are in Ministering. One sister spoke about how she was avoiding going to see a woman that she didn't know yet. She postponed and postponed her visit until she felt guilty enough to just do it. It was a hot day, so she decided to take some ice cream over to share with this woman. When she got there, the lady wanted to sit outside on the front porch and just have a chat.
They talked and talked, but the sister worried about the ice cream melting. Finally she said she had brought ice cream to share but she was afraid that it had all melted. Then the woman said that she was lactose intolerant. Just goes to show you how important it is to get to know the person you go visit. That woman much preferred the chance to chat over eating ice cream anyway.
Doing the little things -- smiling at the people you pass, holding the door open for someone, giving out little compliments or saying something cheerful to a stranger are all little things that just might brighten up someone's day.
Sometimes seeing a need and acting on it seems like such a little thing to you, but it can mean the world for someone else.
"There are chances for good all around just now,
Opportunities right in our way.
Do not let them pass by, saying sometime I'll try,
But go and do something today!"
"Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?" is a great song for the theme of Ministering. Here's an arrangement of an old hymn given some jaunty, upbeat styling. So fun to sing! (SAB, SSAA, SSATB, with or without violin - take your pick)