“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.” Dante Alighieri
My son remembers that when he couldn’t sleep at night, we’d get up and play Monopoly. Though the game can be long and monotonous, there’s something enticing about those tiny little game pieces.
A good memory attaches itself to something tiny. A few years ago, I browsed the candy section at Cracker Barrel. The wax lips, Sugar Daddy tin cans, Bazooka Bubble Gum, and even the sock monkey brought a smile to my face. The right combination of tiny things conjures up a joyous period of time.
The right words, though a tiny gift, can make one’s day. I received two amazing cards recently. One was from a student and one was from a parent. These words of blessing were free for them to give but blessed me so much. I’m always surprised how often we have the opportunity to bless others with words, and we choose to withhold them.
Tiny acts of kindness add up to a large dept of love. I’ve been blessed by so many people each doing a tiny act when needed. At night, my mind rolls over all of these wonderful memories. There is not a way to repay these things. Our pastor talked Sunday about owing nothing except the incredible debt of love.
Take in and give away the tiny parts of life. A summary of one’s life includes both the big and the tiny things; nothing goes completely unnoticed!
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Mother Teresa