One Drop at a Time
Do you sometimes wonder if your little efforts could possibly make any difference at all? Consider a simple example from nature.
Honey is “one of the foods that includes all the substances— enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water—necessary to sustain life,” writes Elder M. Russell Ballard. And yet, “Over its short lifetime of just a few weeks to four months, a single honeybee’s contribution of honey to its hive is a mere one-twelfth of one teaspoon. Though seemingly insignificant when compared to the total, each bee’s one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey is vital to the life of the hive.”
Your simple, daily acts of service matter, and this charmingly illustrated little book will lift your heart as it demonstrates the power of many righteous people working together to fill the world, one drop at a time, with the sweet truths of the gospel.
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By Shauna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Do you sometimes feel that your efforts don't matter?
Did you know that one bee only gathers a mere 1/12 of a teaspoon in its short lifetime?
But if you magnify that by a whole hive of bees you get the incredible honey that helps sustain life.
Now compare that to us as women~
if all of us do a little we can accomplish much!
Bees depend on each other ~~ we too must depend on each other.
We must truly convert to the Lord and to the gospel.
How do we make that change? Read page 32 to find the one simple daily practice that will make the difference in your life and in the life of the others around you.
It is all done ONE DROP AT A TIME :)
This book was taken from the talk Elder Ballard gave in General Conference Oct 2012 and beautiful pictures have been added to strengthen the message and make this a book to be treasured.
By Rebecca, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I found this book to be a beautiful feast for the eyes as well as nourishing to the soul. Occasionally we all need a reminder of how important we are in building up the kingdom of God. This book was a welcome respite in my otherwise over-burdened day.
By George, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is a terrific carryover by Elder Ballard from his original talk. My wife had left the book on the kitchen table. I just happened to pick it up and read it while eating a peanut butter and HONEY sandwich...the first one I'd eaten in many years. This was more than a coincidence and I knew it was one of those "meant to be" moments.
Sure enough, I didn't leave the table until I'd finished the book. And though the book was written for women, it absolutely is beneficial to any man who has a sweetheart in his life, as I do.
My wife had also purchased the bottled honey at Deseret Book. And yes, that sandwich was made from that special honey. Coincidence? I don't think so.
Since then, I've had a PB & Honey sandwich each day (from that same jar, which doesn't seem to empty) and I've also referred back to that book each time.
Highly recommended to any man who loves peanut butter and honey sandwiches and has a wonderful woman in his life.