Yes, the little things and the small stuff do matter! Years ago, it was recommended to me that I meet with my mentor on a regular basis and work through a then-popular book. I did and let me tell you it was very difficult for me to do. I have never believed the ‘little things’ simply don’t matter.
Suppose you’re given a job to do that requires many small steps but you choose to jump right to the finish. Tell ya what… it doesn’t work that way. Quite often it’s because something gets left out that was very necessary to the ongoing process.
For example, I have committed to a healthy eating program. I eat only those things that are healthy for my body. Since I have a sensitivity to wheat I am very careful about not eating it. Refined sugar is an outright no-no. By eating foods as close to nature as possible I am able to think more clearly, have more energy, and yes, lose weight. Eliminating wheat and sugar, eating only foods close to nature, exercising, positive thinking, and sharing my journey with ‘helpers’ are all part of the ‘small steps’ in the journey.
As you know, I review books on a regular basis on this blog. I do not cut corners in this process. Reading just the title, author, first paragraph, and last paragraph would not allow for a fair review. I definitely take the long route, read the book, take notes and then share my thoughts. Many times it’s the little things in the narrative that create a lasting impression.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed (Matthew 13:31-32) is a really good example of how much the ‘small stuff’ matters. Planting a very small seed and allowing it to grow creates a tree that provides shelter and food (more small seeds). Jesus used these words to help people understand that in the small stuff (the seed) is provision (food and shelter) for all those who take refuge in it. Yes, the little things matter!!!
Blessings to you and yours!