Quote by poet, Rumi, superimposed on top of a faded image of a drop with rippling water.

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” –Rumi

I really encourage you to read that quote again. And again. How often do we undervalue and underestimate ourselves? If you are anything like me, it’s daily. I see myself and then look out into the world and my perspective is very small. I’m one person among billions. Or one tiny drop in an endless ocean of water. How can I make a difference when I’m so insignificant in the scheme of things? But then this quote ended up in my inbox and something new clicked deep within my heart, mind, and soul. Maybe I am just one person amongst billions but within me is an ocean of experience, compassion, love, hope, passion, and life that no one else has. Not only are we each these massive oceans of life changing waters, but we are each unique and it’s only through flowing into each other that lives and worlds change. You are a unique and endless ocean. Never believe anything less.

Sarah Deats

Sarah Deats is a Behavioral Health Technician at RI International and the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer.