I have always known that little things matter. Recently I’ve remembered that the little things often ARE the big things.
After a week spent vacationing in the Whalen House in Grand Haven MI, my mind replays lovely memories. There were gorgeous sunsets, incredible views of Lake Michigan, and the red light-house just across the road from our rented cottage. All glorious, ostensibly big things.
But what stands out two weeks later?
- Watching my eldest and his wife make soap bubbles with their nephews.
- Seeing the delight on my daughter’s face after she returns from geocaching with her boys.
- Sitting in the sand with my extended family, visiting while watching the grand kids build sand castles.
- Watching the love of my life, Steve, grill for the billionth time for his family (sometimes “mad skills” mean lots of work…)
- Photographing little items that might be fun to paint, like the tea cup covered with clover decorations that I discovered in the living room. It will please the Irish in my family so much!
- Visiting over wine and pie in the “man cave”, a little hut outside the main cottage.
Most of the things listed could happen anywhere. Often business encroaches on the important “little things”. Today I remind myself again to do better: listen more, send more notes, respond to emails more quickly, etc., because the little things really are the BIG things.