Today is St David's Day. so... Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus!
St David (seen here in a stained glass window from Jesus College, Oxford) is the Patron Saint of Wales. In the 6th century he helped spread Christianity among pagan Celtic tribes of western Britain and he only ate watercress and once stood in the middle of a lake up to his neck--but I don't remember why.
He is famous for saying, "Gwnewch y pethau bychain" ("do the little things") but then proceeded to be canonized and do great big things.
But then didn't someone else say do not despise the day of small beginnings? or you never go anywhere except one small step at a time?
Hooray for St David! Hooray for St David's Day! And Hooray for little things!
(oh and happy birthday Dad!)