Themed Weekend: The Small Things

Themed Weekend: The Small Things 1Have you ever had someone say something degrading to you, something that made you feel small? Perhaps they asked if you were pregnant (and you weren't) or made a sarcastic remark about your personality that didn't sit well in your soul or glared at you when your child was...ahem...not his best at Target.

It's funny how just one small thing - one negative word or roll of the eyes or angry honk of a horn - can totally damper our day. Things can go from bright to bleak and gray in about two seconds flat.

Themed Weekend: The Small Things 2Alternatively, it only takes the tiniest action to splash some color into a person's day. A cup of chicken noodle soup delivered to a front door. A genuine compliment. A warm smile from across the room.

I am convinced that life is about the small things - the little choices we make ever day to love our families, our neighbors, and the strangers that we pass at the grocery store and the ice cream shop.

Mother Teresa was right when she said, "We can do no great things, only small things with great love."

That's what this weekend is about. I'll be sharing ideas...just small ideas...that we can do to bring beauty and COLOR into our corners of the world.

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8 comments on “Themed Weekend: The Small Things”

  1. oh those pregnant comments can really cut deep...

    This post resonates with me. Someone close to me is really good at passing out the cutting comments, they do it "in jest" but it's hard to always take it "in jest" normally it cuts a lot deeper than I know they realize. To look at the bright side - it gives me the perfect example to teach my children why they shouldn't say those kinds of things and instead should try to say uplifting things...

  2. Oh, the pregnant comments!!! When I went back to work from maternity leave, I get on the elevator and see a doctor I know in there. She says "Hi! Marcela! So when is your baby due?"

    It was not a good way to start my first day back to work, specially after how hard it was to leave my family after being home with them.

    How about the ...."You look tired".

    I always tell my son it's important to make others feels special. A compliment goes a long way.

  3. I had a very day dampening experience yesterday and I've decided today is a new day and to put it in the past. I'm looking forward to the posts!

  4. Oooh I'm excited about this weekend! I've been needing some "small things" ... and sometimes what makes me feel best is actually being the giver rather than receiver of the small thing.
    :) Looking forward to the ideas!

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