Every Little Thing

I have always wanted to do something big in my life. Since I was a boy watching those old television cowboys rescuing people on a runaway stage or those heroic tv firemen saving a baby from a burning building, I wanted to do something like that. Well, almost 44 years have gone by now and I still havenít done anything even close to that.

Still, today when I took my dogs out for their morning walk I made sure to give each of them a pet on the head first. Today before breakfast was over I made sure that I gave each of my children a hug and told each one of them that I loved them. Today instead of rushing into the grocery store I pulled the door open wide and held it so an elderly lad with a walker could go before me. Today before I pulled out on the road I motioned another driver on a side street to go on ahead of me. Today when I had to stop driving for road work I didnít complain and instead gave a friendly wave to the highway worker holding the stop sign. Today instead of walking past the people in my office I stopped to exchange a few kind words. Today on the way back to my home I stopped to give a hitchhiker a ride back to his. Today when I answered e-mails and wrote letters I tried to pass on a little encouragement and inspiration in each one of them. Today when I took a break in the evening to read a book I made room on my lap for a cat wanting its head scratched. Today as I moved from task to task I paused to talk to God, to thank Him for my life, to tell Him again how much I loved Him, and to ask Him to fill me with His love always. Today I did my best to live well and to love deeply.

You see, I learned a while ago that God isnít waiting for us to do something big in our lives. God instead is watching every little thing we do. It is the little things that are important. It is the little things that make up our lives. And it is in the little things that we can best share our love.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella Copyright © 2010 (joecool@wirefire.com) -- submitted by: Joseph Mazzella ]

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