Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's the Little Things


In my opinion it is the little things that make more of a difference than the big, grand gestures.

More often than not we place emphasis on the big rather than the small.

The everyday can be tossed to the side in favor of a grand celebration.

A small act of kindness overlooked in the presence of an expensive gift.

I like to find peace, love, comfort, and joy in the little things.

One of these little things is the love and support of my friends and family.

I know I am blessed to have this in my life.

Last week when I was traveling for business, Mars knew I was out of toilet paper and made sure I had at least one roll when I arrived home.

When Fiwa found out my flight was delayed, she offered to bring lunch over so I wouldn't have to rush to the store and cook on limited time. She also took my recyclables with her earlier in the week.

When the crew found out Jasmine fell deathly ill, they each made time to come say goodbye to her and spend time with me.

Kyla stayed with me until 3:00 AM thinking her last breath could be taken at any minute.

Maricel came over in the morning to drive me to the vet's office to drop her off for cremation, to hold my hand, and to cry with me.

They, as well as you and many others, checked on me throughout the day, sent texts, emails, called, sent facebook, myspace, and twitter messages.

Maricel came back over last night with pho and gifts from her and Angie; a card, an orchid, and a stuffed turtle with the cutest eyes. She also took out my trash on her way home so I wouldn't have to go out in the cold.

Nothing big there. No expensive gifts. Nothing but lending a helping hand and just being there with love and support; doing the little things that go a long, long, way.

I hope you have the same type of little things and love in your life. It makes life sweet.

Peace and Love Peeps.

5 comments:

Brad said...

YOU attracked people like that into your life because it's exactly what YOU would do.

I feel lucky to call you my friend.

Kathy said...

Is it ever! Five years ago I had ovarian cancer. I had not been sick and had not expected that diagnosis, so for a short time it really knocked the pins out from under me. What turned me around quickly were the 'small things' that aren't actually that small and when you think of it are actually monumental: the calls, the cards and notes, the small gifts that mean so very much.

Brad is right. You brought these people and the blessings into your life. We reap what we sow.

Summer said...

What goes around comes around and it's all good for you.

Cheryl said...

You're the awesome one. Good attracts good.

Ace C said...

sweet!