“Big things come in small packages.” Don’t believe it?
There are diamonds, dynamite, Rolex, and many more things. Ok… so the Rolex isn’t so big in size. Maybe a diamond isn’t either and dynamite doesn’t seem all that big, but all of these make an impression of some sort as do many other things that are really small in size. It is a matter of perception or an impact of what might be a result of the use of said item.
There are other things that may seem small but have huge impact.
Words are one of those things. Small words can cause big problems or can make a life a real pleasure. You can say things that cut deeply or build a person’s self worth in such a way that it makes a difference in their lives forever.
You want an example? As a youth I would go with my family where-ever of course. In this instance, it had to do with visiting family. This time it was my cousin’s house we were at. Sitting on the floor of her living room I made mention that she had a smile as bright as the sun. It was years later that I found out (from her) that this seemingly small and very innocent comment made a huge difference in her life. She saw herself differently. She tells me that she never forgot that comment and it meant a lot to her. She still has that smile when I see her. She is radiant. And I love her. She has been a good friend to me in ways I could only begin to explain.
Other words can cut to the heart of a soul and cause damage that may be nearly impossible to heal. Example…? No. Not gonna do it though I have examples I could share.
Another thing that seems so small yet can have an impact far beyond it’s cost is a simple touch. To some of us, touch is a language that speaks volumes. A caress of the hand, the stroke of a face, brushing away a hair from a face, any touch where care or love is exhibited. I said some of us because not everyone needs or wants that form of attention. It really is an individual thing.
A look too can mean or speak volumes. Remember that look your mom or dad would give you when you were stepping out of line? What about that look of joy or happiness in a child’s face when a parent or someone important to them recognizes some accomplishment they have made? Maybe it isn’t that distant in your own life. Maybe you still relate to the joy YOU get when someone recognizes some good in you.
There are so many little things that are so huge. It really isn’t the big or expensive that is valuable. It really IS the “little thing(s)” that means and matters most.
I may have said this before. I don’t know.
Not all things that can be counted count. Not all things that count can be counted.
People will forget many things and many people in life. They will remember those that did something selfless for them. They will remember the person that said something that cost them nothing to say but meant the world to the hearer. How you speak to others makes a difference. Both to them and to you. Take care in what you say.
I’m a bit cautious about this next bit but here goes. How you touch someone else also matters. A gentle hand, a soft caress, a caring or loving touch means much more than you may ever know. Be very careful with this one. It can also get you into much trouble.
How you look… Look at would be a better example… also is critical in others eyes. To some, the outward appearance is their palace. To me, the outward appearance is a rotting castle. It is the inner appearance that I look for. It is not always easy to see but often sneaks out of the persons eyes, glows on their face, or is evident in other body language. That is what I am talking about here. Don’t worry so much if your hair is combed so much as do your eyes smile. If it is real, others will see it. Trust me. They will. It can be hard. Especially if something is bothering you. But try. Its an attitude thing.
Basically, love life and love others. It will shine in your words, in your touch, and in your face. Others will see it and reflect it back. If they don’t, let it go. Get around those that reflect it back to you. It will only make you smile more.