People say, what is the sense of our small effort?  They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.  A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions.  Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds in like that.  No one has the right to sit down and feel hopeless.  There is too much work to do.  Dorothy Day.
Perhaps it would be wise to "carry a pocketful of pebbles"?
May you be filled with hope,
Deacon Martha