The Little Things
It's the little things in life that often get taken for granted or overlooked. Sometimes, they are so commonplace, that we barely notice they even happen or just who is doing them. Things like feeding the dogs and/or cats and making sure they have water. Picking up toys out of the middle of the floor so dad doesn't step on one in the middle of the night and curse everything around him loud enough the neighbors hear.
Nobody Asked You To
But hey, he went ahead and mowed the lawn anyway. Even went and trimmed around the mailbox and gave everyone a walking path around the big field. No one asked you to help your sister off of the trampoline, but you did it anyway. Even made a little 'whoosh' sound like dad does making her think she was flying for a brief moment. Nobody asked you to wash and dry my laundry, but you did it anyway. Even folded them all nice and neat and set them beside my closet and dresser.
It Makes Things Easier
And even more enjoyable. I know that one of my daughters likes the color blue. So, at night, when they are getting ready for bed, I'll get her a drink in a blue cup. She seems to appreciate that. It makes it easier for her to go to bed in a timely fashion. I know where my son likes to go fishing, so when he sees where we are heading, I am under the impression I hopefully made his day just that much easier.
Or is it? Maybe somebody washes the dishes all the time and never gets a thank you. Maybe someone helps you at work by arranging certain things or making sure this or that is in order. Just because they are maybe a little nicer than we choose to see. Say thank you a little more often. Do a few things for others you know would make their day just that much brighter. But most of all, don't take the little things for granted. Oh yeah, REMEMBER TO BE YOU! I always am, even when I'm just ranting about the little things.