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Little Things Can Be Big Things

November 2, 2017

The last post, “I Wonder Why”, talked about our deep sadness over the suffering caused by tragedies on a mass scale.  It also talked about how we are inspired by the heroism and compassion shown by so many.  The question raised was, why does it require Big tragic events to bring out our best.

Big tragic events require Big responses.  What about the everyday struggles, suffering, and pain of so many.  Since it’s not happening on a Big scale, does that mean we can’t respond and help in some way?  A reader of the last post commented, correctly, that everyday and in the everyday, we can do “Little” things.

Consider that while what you do might seem “Little” to you, it may be Big to the recipient.

Here are some Little Things that can be Big Things:*

Always wear a smile

Make someone smile or laugh

Actually listen to the answer when you ask someone how they are and respond accordingly

tell someone who matters to you, that they do and how much

stay in touch and return phone calls, texts, emails……

Visit the sick


Give charity

In the next few posts, you will see true stories of what seemed Little that were indeed BIG!

Heart and Soul

* By using the comment box, Please share with me and the other readers what else you think belongs on this list

P.S. I wrote this as a reminder to you as well as to myself.



2 Comments leave one →
  1. jocko permalink
    November 2, 2017 7:36 am

    Thank you, Fred. I’m a sucker for lists…and this is a good one. Best, Jocko

    • Fred Fox permalink
      November 2, 2017 9:04 am

      Thanks Jocko
      I was referring to you as the reader who commented about “Small” things

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