Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Beauty of Small Things

I have a friend who revels in the beauty of small bouquets.  Nothing makes her happier than to present her with a few tiny flowers in a teensy vase.

To give you an idea of the size,
this little vase is actually an empty vial,
and is only about 1 and 1/4 inches high!

When thinking about how much my friend appreciates these tiny acts of kindness, I began to think of the significance of seeing beauty in other small things - small creatures, whether human or animal.

Then I thought about deeds that we do for others that we deem unworthy of attention, but are beautiful - little acts of kindness; maybe brushing someone's hair, tying their shoe, holding a door, or even giving a smile.  Tiny random acts that show love can mean more than costly gifts or large gestures.  Things we all can do.

Gary - Giving words of reassurance to his Mom

It's often the little things that count.  Little seemingly insignificant things.  I need to remember that today.  Small things that are "not about me" - things that are major to someone else; things that put a smile on their face or ease their fears.

Shoebox filled to be delivered by Samaritan's Purse

One of the small things that I can do today - fill a shoebox with items that will bless a child this Christmas!

Linking with Charlotte's Spiritual Sundays and Laura's "Not About Me" November


anewsong said...

There is joy in being thankful for the little things, and also in giving where we can even though it is small in our eyes.

Pamela said...

My favorite small vase is a perfume bottle. Nothing like tiny violets in an Eternity bottle. Tiny children are loved by God -- I know it delights Him to see the box you are filling.

Whidbey Woman said...

Little things certaintly do mean a lot! Thanks for reminding us of that.

Lisa notes... said...

I love little gifts like that. The little things are so important that we shouldn't even call them "little." Thanks for a great post.

From The Heart said...

This is a beautiful post! Sometimes the smallest things are really the biggest!

Charlotte said...

It's good to notice the little things in life. I too like tiny vases with flowers!

Jedidja said...

I like the first pictures from the smalle boeket! Beautiful. I think your blog had a wise spiritual lesson. Thanks you.

Karen said...

So much truth in your lovely post! I remember my grandmother saving empty spools of thread for me to string. Small things can make big memories!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Beautiful pictures. Beautiful thoughts.

Ruth said...

You bring us cheer today! May he use my small things today.

Charlotte said...

All those little things add up to big things. Thank you for this encouraging post.