I was cleaning my car out the other day.
It’s something I do routinely now.
My life can be chaotic and busy to the point of distraction,
But I know that if the little is left,
It becomes bigger,
Which inevitably involves more of my time and energy resolving it.
I discovered empty bottles and food scraps.
I found an earring I had lost.
Apart from the great feeling of having a clean car once more,
And of finding lost things,
I have realised that if I clean it once a week,
The little that I do saves stress, time and energy in the long run.
I think it’s that way with life too.
If we chip away at the little it goes a long away.
If we leave the little,
It builds up and becomes much bigger than we had intended.
Perhaps we need the encouragement to address the little,
And to speak to the little.
Like the little thoughts we entertain.
Thoughts are like seeds that grow into trees.
If we don’t take care of what we meditate on now it will end up becoming something that takes root and is harder to pull out later.
The little attitudes we allow to fester in our friendships and marriages,
Can develop into much bigger ones if we don’t address them.
The little acts of kindness actually do go a long way,
Even if we think they’re inconsequential and don’t mean anything to anyone.
The little words we say to brighten up someone’s day actually do make a difference.
The tongue is little but it has the ability to control the direction of our lives and the lives of others sometimes too.
Don’t underestimate the little.