Saturday, February 13, 2010

Little Things

Something happened today. It was just a small something, but it kind of got me thinking, so I decided to put it down in my blog.

A few days ago, I posted some blind observations, and I was talking about dropping things, and how hard it is to find them if they bounce or roll away. Well, today I was trying to get a fish oil pill out of the bottle and I dropped it. I take fish oil for my dry skin and it works very well, I highly recommend it. As soon as that pill slipped from my fingers, I thought “Well, that’s gone, I'll never be able to find it." They're kind of big gelcaps and they roll very industriously when dropped. I could feel my ears keening for the sound of the pill, in case I might be able to tell in which direction it scurried away, but that's when the little something happened. I heard the pill hit the floor, but then I felt something hit the top of my foot. I didn’t hear it hit the floor again after that, so I began to think I had gotten lucky. I bent down to feel for it, and sure enough, the pill had bounced right on top of my foot and caught in the folds of my pants where they bunch up there.

Pretty lucky, huh? Well, not really. I’ve said it before, I don’t believe in luck or coincidence any more. I had to give God a little thank you for that one. It was just a small thing, but it's those small things that can really make a big difference sometimes. Especially when you begin to notice how many of those little things happen each day.

I think it’s so important to take note of all the good things that happen to us each day, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem. It can be hard, sometimes it just doesn’t seem like anything good is happening, but if you really try, you can always find something positive. And with a little practice, you’ll start noticing good things all around you. If you keep it up every day, the next thing you know, your whole outlook on life might start to change.

Humm, that just reminded me of one of my favorite songs:

I’m starting with the man in the mirror.
I’m asking him to change his ways.
And no message could have been any clearer:
“If you want to make the world a better place,
take a look at yourself and make a change.”
Michael Jackson, “Man In the Mirror”

I can’t say it any better than that. Thanks MJ, and thank you, reader. See you next time.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


  1. You know, I comment religiously on your blog. Not because I love you and because I want to, I comment because I KNOW how important the little things in life are.

    As I watch people pass by here without leaving a comment I think, "What, a second of your time to say, hey good post is asking too much?"

    I appreciate you, I'm proud of you, and by darned it, I love you! And guess what? I always have time for others. It's the little things that can make their day. A smile, an encouraging word, a wave. The little things in life MATTER!

    I'm sure glad we have each other. Whew! *smile*

  2. Amen, Brother!

    I do believe in a certain amount of luck - luck isn't contrary to Scripture - but I prefer to rely on the guidance and protection of the Good Lord in these difficult times. Nice to know He's always there!

    Write On!