Size makes a
pretty big impression upon us human beings.
Big homes, big
cars, and big basketball players are all of special importance
because of their size. In the workplace, big jobs are big deals
because they pay big money. A child will usually open the biggest
present first at a birthday party or at Christmas.
The problem is
that we're so busy paying attention to the so-called big things
in life that we often overlook and neglect minor details. And
that's a problem because the average man or woman is a "little"
person. We live in small houses or apartments, hold small jobs,
and enjoy small successes.
And that's why
it's not just a cliche to remind ourselves that it's the little
things in life that really are important.
Consider a thumbtack.
A thumbtack may not be big, but if you sit on one it can begin
to seem pretty important right away. Or consider the atom --
it contains more energy than a trainload of coal. A termite can
destroy a building that an earthquake can't budge.
For me, this
article doesn't have to be the biggest, best, and greatest thing
ever written. But if you -- or someone like you -- comes away
with a small but useful thought for today...wow! That's big!
of how many days there are in a whole year!