Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Little things

Image via Hannah on Pinterest
Sometimes, I am all about the little things.  I really think little changes can turn into big changes.  It's often the little things that bring such joy to my life- pictures from my kids, kind words, chocolate ice cream, thoughtfulness, great shoes, quiet date nights, and sunshine, to name a few.  Little details can communicate a lot of love.

But sometimes, there are just things.  Annoyances.  Bothers.  And really, in the big scheme of things, they are little things.  But somehow, they irritate and irk and fester and multiply until those little things have turned into big things.  And that, I've realized, is why sometimes you have to let the little things go.  Deciding they don't matter when they're little is the key.  If you continue to acknowledge them when they're little, it gives them fuel to grow, and then they become big.  And it's a lot harder to get over the big irritations than the little ones.       

I've let a few little things become bigger, lately.  In doing so, the biggest irritation becomes myself for letting it get that way in the first place, for allowing the negative to flourish and for feeding the flames with criticism and judgement.  So, I'm letting it go.  And it's going to take a lot more work to let go now than it would have had I done it when they were just little things.  But I know I'm going to feel so.much.better.

Anything you need to let go of?  Just a little thing?


Joan said...

Well said! I think each of probably has at least one "little thing" we need to let go of! Thanks for the reminder!

Hannah said...

Yes.yes. I need to take this advice.