the little things

When someone is nice to you constantly, it is easy to take that person for granted. I know this totally depends on who you are, but really, when we receive kindness from someone who is inherently and constantly a good person, it is soooo easy to forget to be grateful to his/her acts of kindness. We are more aware of the less often act of kindness, received from people who don't do it so often.

I was reminded with this fact few days ago. Just for an example: my mom is a very nice person and one of the most patient person I know. I often asked her to watch my 4 year old when I had to go out or had to do some work. It may seem small or insignificant, but I find that her baby-sitting, or I should say toddler-sitting, is very helpful for me. I don't trust anyone else can watch my little girl as careful as my mom does.

My mom is always there, ready to help anytime I need her, in everything I may need. I also has a friend who is always there to listen when I need someone to talk to.
I feel grateful that I still have them in my life; around and always there for me.

They don't do big things, but I believe, it's the little things they do that really count. So I encourage anyone who's reading this, think about the little things that your family/friends do for you lately, and ask yourself, have you thanked them yet?


  1. Christian Greetings Jan!

    How are you? I just came back from 2 long months of idleness. I think I should start working now on the things posted in here when I was gone. Hope to hearing from you soon.

    God bless you!


  2. I couldn't agree more - the little things add up over time to something hugely worthwhile!

  3. gw kagak di makasihin?? T.T

  4. This is exactly what I was thinking this holiday season! So I decided to do something I'm cleverly (haha, plagiarism. Oh wait, I don't think that name is copyrighted) calling the 12 Days of Christmas. I've picked a name for everyday, and I dedicate a blog post to sharing what I appreciate most about that person. I also make them a little gift.
    Yay, so why am I saying this here? I want to spread the idea a little, so I figured this was a good place :)
    http://dorksideoftheforce.blogspot.com/2009/12/twelve-days-of-christmas.html (just in case someone wants to read my adventures with it)

  5. Oh this is so true! :) It brings me a warm, fuzzy feeling when I think about all the wonderful people I have in my life that make each moment worthwhile.

  6. I completely agree! So often we take the little things for granted and don't make the effort of saying thank you. I'm a new follower of yours

  7. this is really nice keep it up, God bless you.
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