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Big things come in small packages

Every day, I come across something that I think is difficult in my life. Is it because I’ve hit a lazy streak or is the task actually overwhelming? More often ...
October 22, 2008

Every day, I come across something that I think is difficult in my life. Is it because I’ve hit a lazy streak or is the task actually overwhelming? More often than not it’s a common practice for the human race to go about this day to day torture of self loathing and close themselves in an incoherent, dense fog

Little People Big World – one on my favorite shows on TLC – has made me think about life a little differently in the past little while. This is a family in which three of its members are challenged every day by things that would be simple tasks for the average sized person. Makes you appreciate the world we live in.

Matt Roloff, the father of this fantastic family of six never ceases to amaze me. In the season premier, he made it his mission to travel to Afghanistan to help a family with three dwarf children who needed medical attention. An enormous task for someone so small, the size of his heart more than made up for it. In watching the past two seasons, this isn’t the first time Matt and his family has helped the less fortunate – a charity was developed to help kids with dwarfism and also adoption processes for those who wanted to open their hearts to a small child that needed a home. I could go on about how Matt has started to change and enhance the lives of little people around him but I’m afraid I would run out of time and space. He just simply is of the best examples of a man you can find these days: driven, compassionate, family oriented, achiever and so on. Kind of makes you want to start making a difference in your own life and some of the people around you. Every bit counts right!

I know my past few entries seem to pull at my own heart strings. I guess it’s because I enjoy finding  good stories to help hide from the horrible reality of our every day society. Matt Roloff and his family have shown us how to succeed and strive forward in good and bad. I think it’s time we took a page from their book and looked at our lives a little differently.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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