I picked it up, turned on the water and watched it magically expand in my hand.
Forgetting the dishes I took out a new sponge for comparison and, although it was subtle, there was a visible difference. And of course there’s a functional transformation; have you ever tried to wash something with a dry sponge?
So what was the cause for this metamorphosis, from flat to full, from useless to useful?
A very little bit of water.
One-third cup, six tablespoons, a scant three ounces – an amount that wouldn’t even start to quench your thirst but it was enough to make a difference, a big difference, in this area…
“A word fitly spoken…” such a great phrase isn’t it? The right word at the right time, mere syllables compared to great speeches but something that could be powerful and make a difference.
A listening ear and a closed mouth.
Silence when it would be easy to criticize.
A small task that wasn’t your responsibility but quietly done.
A phone call.
A helping hand.
A willing spirit.