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Small things make a big difference

Updated on June 4, 2012

Have you ever thought what makes your morning special everyday? Well, it is not any big news that you have won a lottery, but the small things like a good coffee, a smiling face, and some positive words. Have you ever thought why you get stressed out in your work at the end of the day? Its not because of the big thing that you have not gained a project but because of the small things, which are really annoying, like printer not working, co-worker not coming to office. Yes, small things really do make a big difference. But, we don’t pay any attention to these small things. I don’t want my younger generation to continue the same. I want my kids to understand that small things make a big difference. I want them to respect and celebrate the small things because we never know, that small thing can make a big difference in the later stage of their life.

Just had a thought that a small movie could create big impact in a kid’s mind and so created a video to instill this thought in my kids mind. I collected small footage videos from different sites and finally made it into a movie in Windows moviemaker that made a big difference. Watch the video and express your comments. Your small comment could make a big difference to me.

It is the duty of each and every parent to teach their kids the right habits to enjoy life, be creative, prosper financially and to generally be successful in life. Good habits do not begin automatically. The kids learn a good portion of their behavior from their role models, parents. Every little thing we do around our kids can have a great impact on them - their self-confidence, social skills, happiness and much more. It also determines how well they behave and how easy it is for the parents to raise them. So it is important that first the parents should learn the fact “Small things make a big difference” and consider all small things big. I have tried to list out some of the small habits that can make a difference in our lives.

Sebastian Vettel says

There are some things that you can fulfil with money, but at the end of the day these are not the things that make you happy. It is the small things that make life good.

Be Kind

Small, random acts of kindness are quick, but resonate. Giving up your seat on a bus to an aged person or someone who needs it might be a very small act, but that brings a feel of comfort and happiness in that person’s mind. This small voluntary action does not cost you a thing but it is really invaluable in the other person’s mind. Your words of kindness could help someone to reduce their burden. Your soft and kind actions could be the bread and butter of other’s life. Be kind and encourage your child also to learn the kindness.

Jose Ortega says

For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.

Save money

Little drops make an ocean. Educate your child to save a penny a day. Once a father lost all his money in a business. He was totally upset and didn’t know what to do next. His five-year-old kid came to him and handed over his piggy bank and said, “Dad, please take all my savings and pay your debts and come, let’s be happy!” The father was happy to hear his words and hugged his kid with all great love. His words gave him lot of confidence and he fought back to repay all his debts and was back in his business. A penny might be a small amount. But at the end of a month, those pennies could help in buying a toy for your kid or might be of some use to you later, who knows?

Johann Schiller says

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.

Share small home chores

Daily home activities are just not assigned to the lady of the home. Everybody in the home has an equal share. Try to share the home chores. The tasks get over early when you share your activities and hence you get a lot of time. When everybody works at home, the unity inside home increases. Your small acts of help can make a big difference in the minds of your lady. Enjoy the small chores at home.

George Eliot says

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Break big tasks into little

Don’t wait for the deadline to finish your task. When you have a work schedule in hand, follow accordingly. Break up your big tasks into little and start finishing the tasks one by one.

If you are planning to write a huge article, break it down into small parts and you can see that it will get done sooner than you expected. Achieve your short-term goals first, your long-term goal will fall in its place.

Peter Cohen says

There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.

Show gratitude

Be thankful to each and everything around you. It might be a very small thing but without it, your day would have been tough. Make it a practice to say “Thank you” for every little thing you see from the time you wake up. The Book “The Secret” says “Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have, and you will attract more good things.” So make sure to impart the attitude of gratitude in your kids. This attitude can create wonders in life.

Daddy's footsteps

(Author unknown)

"Walk a little slower, Daddy",
Said a little child so small.
"I'm following in your footsteps,
And I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you."

The little things makes life worth living. Teach your kids that little things in life counts. Being a parent is a noble job. Never underestimate the power the parents have in helping to create a bright future, not only for their children, but for everyone. Celebrate your kids even if they are small and you can see a big difference in your life. I just wanted to include this poem from an unknown author, so that it might create a difference in some of the readers.


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      hema 5 years ago

      i like this article. Thanks you for sharing your feelings which help me in my life.

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      sankari.nayagam 5 years ago

      Thanks the girls for your comments!

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      the girls 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Good positive ideas! Mine is coffee in the morning :-)