Although he died in the Sixth Century CE, he is remembered by one of his small sayings; “Do the little things…”
What does this mean? How do we, in this busy day and age, just “do the little things”? Does it mean going out of our way a bit , to make sure someone has that extra cup of coffee in the morning, or finding a ‘lost’, vitally important piece of paper that your spouse absolutely cannot find? Does it mean making sure that your child has that special snack in his/her lunch that means so much to them?
And what about the little things we could be doing for ourselves each day? What can we do to remember that we too, are special, and deserving of ‘the little things’. What does that mean for you?
For me it means taking the time to begin to unpack and set up my craft nook area in my office. Something I have been looking at for coming on 5 months now, and not done anything about. The process of beginning to create a place just for me to create beautiful things, has added an excitement to my life; a “me gift” to myself. This ‘little thing’, done just for me, by me, makes me feel cared for and happy amidst the end of February cold and frozen snow of New York ( and the threat of yet another blizzard Monday…).
So what ‘little thing’ will you do today for yourself or someone else, that could make a difference?