Friday, December 21, 2012

It's the small things

The other day I got to thinking about how a number of small things have cheered me up when I didn't even realize I needed it. The acts weren't grandiose or proclaimed with trumpets, just simple things:

  • a coworker complimenting my haircut a couple weeks after it was done - because I had a good hair day and it looked different (he's always the first to notice and did comment the day after the haircut too)
  • a thank you email
  • an unexpected Christmas card
  • text messages from friends offering encouragement and jokes
  • a "hey there" smile from an attractive friend (and the associated butterflies)
  • being treated to lunch by a coworker
  • vacation days in the middle of the week
  • a stranger holding the door open at the mall
  • people choosing to smoke in the designated smoking areas (and not by the door) of public places
  • a perfectly appropriate Bible verse
Isn't it wonderful how a simply word, smile, hug or act of kindness can so affect another's attitude? It's so simple and often costs us nothing.

As we head into the Christmas season, my prayer is that we will all find a sum of small things to make our days a little brighter, and in turn, give us the opportunity to be a blessing to another.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the reminder to be thankful for the little things... after all, it is the simple things that mean the most :D