Don’t sweat the small stuff. Isn’t that how the saying goes? As the mother of four, I try to “pick my battles” and not sweat the small stuff…like the Legos on the floor that pierce the bottom of my foot, the dirty socks draped over the furniture, or the Nerf bullets I find all over the place. Some days it’s tough to overlook. After all, I want my family to enjoy the peace and beauty of a clean, tidy home. And, I want them to grow up to be organized, responsible adults.
Small stuff matters!
But, let’s not dwell on my messy house, I’m actually thinking about the small, seemingly insignificant interactions and gestures that are part of each day. A smile for a stranger…holding the door open for someone…a friendly card to let someone know you care about them.
You never know what troubles and concerns a person carries with them. Not to mention, all the finger pointing, fighting, and blaming that goes on these days. And, how about this pandemic? It’s hard not to feel discouraged from time to time.
A small act of kindness can go a long way toward turning that discouragement to encouragement. It can bring cheer to a person’s day. It can change their outlook. Like the person who offered to take my cart for me at the grocery store recently. This total stranger had no idea what was going on in my life, but it turned my day around and reminded me what I could do for others.
Small stuff matters, go do something small today!