I think I’ve always known that the little things matter. When I was working in my first public job as a cashier at McDonalds, my boss told me to pay attention to details and be nice to every customer. He said if I excelled at this part time job, people would notice and better things would come. I embraced that philosophy in my professional life and always tried to make sure I took care of the little things; even when no one else paid attention. What I’ve learned though is that other people really are watching.
I tried to use that same philosophy in raising my boys. A little note of encouragement, an extra treat for hard work, cooking their favorite food at a meal, sitting down to play a game after dinner and yes, editing papers when needed. These little things matter. A lot!
My question for myself today is, do I pay the same attention to the little things when it comes to God? Does my Christian walk show they matter? Do I notice when He sends someone my way that needs my time or resources? Do I share the hardships I’ve been through with others who are going through the same thing? In reality, I think we can all ask ourselves these questions. Someone may be watching and waiting. They may need that little thing in their life that only you can give them. The next time you think that the little things don’t matter just remember, they DO!
Blessings, Cindy J