Small Deeds & Great Love

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**Second Place Winner** Created within two weeks and submitted for Consideration to Reel Insights Contest “The Most Generous Person I know”

“We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa.

My step father Dan is a great chef, a beret enthusiast, a movie lover, an amazing conversationalist (even though he can talk over my head sometimes) and an unpublished but passionate writer. On top of all of these things, he is a devout catholic who, along with my mother, truly loves and cares for his fellow man.

Dan has led an quite a life so far. He was a Franciscan Monk until he met my mom and asked her to marry him. They had a child together, when Dan was told that little Joey had downs syndrome, he just loved him more. Joey had an accident and passed away when he was 12 and even though it was hard, Dan didn’t lose faith. He is now retired and spends most of his days volunteering to help the homeless and local organizations. Dan has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know. He and my mother are an inspiration to me and anyone they happen to meet along the way.