Little Things Matter
Yesterday my little one found the missing button for her sweater.
She came running to me, holding it. We found some matching thread and did some mending.
As I did it, I realized what a tiny little thing I was doing. It only took a couple of minutes.
But what a big thing it was for her.
Many times we feel we need to do something BIG. Sometimes we don’t do anything because we feel we don’t have time or resources for that big thing. Yet most of the time our hearts are lifted most by the little things that people do for one another. I once read that if something needs doing and it can be done in the next two minutes, the most effective thing is to do it now. Yesterday I wondered how many thoughtful things I could do in two minutes?
Small, thoughtful, compassionate things. They really do matter.
A word of encouragement, a compliment, cost us nothing but the time it takes to utter or write them.
I made a list of little things I’m going to do more of, because it will be good for me and good for those around me.
What little thing could you do today for someone?