Quote for the day…..by Sydney Smith


Diane with wild kitty at Zaanse Schanse“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.”- Sydney Smith

 

On our European vacation to The Netherlands we went to this charming Dutch village named Zaanse Schanse. I saw a wild kitty roaming about looking half starved so I tried to find food for her, but of course, the shops there only had food for people. After my hunting expedition, I went back to where I’d last seen her and she was in the tall grass, playing with bugs. I waited for her natural curiosity to overcome her fear of strangers and petted her for awhile. At least she felt a warm hand on her back while I stroked her soft fur before saying goodbye.

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3 thoughts on “Quote for the day…..by Sydney Smith

  1. Reminds me of Mother Teresa’s quote – “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Your compassion and kindness to the cat speaks volumes about you.

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    1. Thank you Kate, it just killed me that I couldn’t find any food for the kitty. Of course, the three guys I was with didn’t understand why I would even want to help the poor little tyke, they assumed someone must have owned it. But I know what a well fed cat looks like and this little one was boney and had fleas. The guys were more interested in getting ice cream, so I told them to just go on with their tour while I tore around trying to find some milk for the kitty.

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