The Little Love That Could: Stories of Tenacious Love, Underdogs, and Ragamuffins by Pamela Capone is an amazing compilation of wonderful stories that inspire love for self and, more importantly, for others. Through her family experiences and wonderful friendships, Capone shows how love can change and empower lives. She shares her story of adoption on how her adoptive parents gave her a home and loved her even though they were not her biological parents. Their sacrifice paved the way for even greater acts of love. She also includes friends’ stories, people who have given up their comfort for the benefit of others and also meaningful historical accounts like that of Rosa Parks. The stories are filled with beauty, love and courage. They show what simple acts of kindness and pluck can achieve.
All the characters in The Little Love That Could have something to offer. Most are heroes that will never receive recognition for the wonderful work they do or have already done. Still, they serve people with joy even when no one is looking. To me, this was the most inspirational part. Reading the book was like having a dialogue with a friend since the stories are told with humor and so much warmth. They instill faith and joy in a meaningful way. They also touch on social issues and the accounts reveal deep-rooted problems which can be solved through compassion and putting others first. Even though the characters come and go, they leave a deep-rooted impact and the stories do not feel rushed at all. The Little Love That Could is a must-read for anyone longing for some warmth and inspiration.