the small things

The small things in life are some of the things that make it the most beautiful.

my grandma's hummel collection
bunting banners
iced coffee in a jar
old movies
driving the same route you usually do and finding something different each time
breakfast in bed
the railing outside windows (especially in paris)

The small things are wonderful to look for in life, but on a more serious note, I was thinking about the small things we do or say after I read an email from someone recently. In revising what they said, sometimes we think nobody is watching and nobody will notice. Or our decisions, no matter how small, won’t matter. But they do matter. Those decisions are dictating the next step you will be able to take. Sometimes the “small things” matter the most. They seem to determine our larger portion. The tragedy is that they are small and we often overlook them or begin to believe that they cannot possibly matter.

In trying times when there's temptation to take “shortcuts" to get where we need to go, even if they seem small and meaningless, we must hold firm and do the right thing.

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong
1 Corinthians 16:13 

So when it comes to your life, try not to overlook the "small things". No matter if it's making time for yourself and watching your favorite movie for the millionth time, or how you treat others, such as a coworker that is difficult to work with.