Friday, April 29, 2016

The Little Things

Sometimes you just have to keep your life in the right kind of perspective.  Remembering what really is important to you and those you love.  There is sort of a double meaning to "the little things."  First let's talk about allowing the little things that annoy you and can take over your day.  You went to work with mismatched socks or even shoes (yes, I did it and I actually know others who have done the same thing).  You realized there was no milk after you poured your cereal in the bowl.  You were late for an appointment, yet you would not make it if you did not take time to stop for gas.  The list goes on and on and on.  It can set you up for having a bad day if you let it.  And yes, you do have a choice.  You may need to stop and take a few deep breaths and remind yourself that it is not something that you need to worry about and let a frown take over your face, much less your whole day.  After all, it takes many more muscles to frown than to smile.  Keep it all in perspective.  And if necessary, think of someone who really does have more than "little things" going through their minds and in their lives. Is your problem(s) so big in the long run?

Let's talk about the other meaning of "the little things."  Truly it is the "little things" that you do for one another that matter.  When all of these good little things are added up together, a big, huge happy picture is placed before you.  For example little notes left around the house and in unsuspecting places to be found and read put smiles on faces.  A special treat in a lunch box or in a brief case can make someone's day very special.  Having someone make your coffee, especially when that person does not even drink coffee.  Telling someone how special they are to you and how much you love them daily and even multiple times in a day. (gasp - do you think this could really happen?) This can be done in person, on the phone, in a note or e mail............ it is just a little reaching out to say what is in your heart through words, a smile, a hug....your choice!  Be creative!

So ask yourself this.....what kind of "little things" are you going to allow to influence your day?

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