When you care about other people - when you want to change the world and make this a better place, we so often think in terms of numbers. We want to make it better for everyone. Suddenly though we feel overwhelmed and so we stop. We wanted to do good but because we felt we wouldn't make "enough" of a difference, we ended up doing nothing at all.
I can relate to this. I always think big and urge others to do so as well, but numbers really are not all that important. What we need to do is to get involved and to stick with it! Step by step - one by one, our grassroots efforts really do make a difference.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta proved this during her lifetime. She spoke of it too. "Never worry about numbers," she said. "Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you."