Do you find yourself waiting to “get better” at something before you actually do it? Ever thought of helping out a sick neighbor by cooking dinner but stopped yourself because you thought that’s such an insignificant task that it won’t really help her?
Emily Dickinson once said, “If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves.”
We all have them; those small moments or things that often go unnoticed or unappreciated because we think they’re either insignificant or we take them for granted. That text to a friend to ask how she’s doing. Or that meal we cook for a sick neighbor. Why is that? Because we live in a culture that celebrates big accomplishments. We think that what we do doesn’t matter unless it’s on a HUGE scale. Like it has to cure world hunger to ever matter.
But what if we made it a habit to embrace and do the small things with great care? Real life is happening all around us while we’re waiting for the big thing we hope is going to give us some sort of inner peace, contentment or joy. The truth is that often the things that matter most are the small ones.Great things do not come all at once but by a series of small things brought together! Click To Tweet