Little things matter.
When the big picture is scary and undesirable, it is easy to neglect the small stuff, the little things in life that make it what it is.
Some of these things are tangible, some are not. The importance of them is of a magnitude we easily forget and do not recognize the significance of.
Why do little things matter? Because the big things do not evolve out of a vacuum. They begin as little things and grow.
What are the little things? They are wide and varied, but the little things are thoughts, emotions and actions on a personal scale.
Do you smile or frown at other people? Do you go along with gossip or form your own opinion? Do you allow anger at the big things to permeate your thoughts during the day? Do you say thank you to the teller at the bank? Are you rude or pleasant to strangers?
These are little things. They seem inconsequential, and in the grand scheme of things unimportant. But that is not true. They are of immense consequence, and they are very important. If consciousness creates reality, then a small spark leads to a big bang.
We often look at these huge issues and feel helpless. I am nobody, I can do nothing to fix this. That’s not entirely true. We can help, but we have to take it from our own relatively small corner of the world. The little things have to change in order to change the big things.
The little things start with each and every one of us, and how we approach the world around us. If you start your day defeated and distraught, odds are it’s not going to get better. There is nothing from without that will help how life feels within.
We have direct control over how we allow ourselves to feel. We have the ability to control how we act around others. If we choose negative things, and allow negativity to dominate the little things, we generate more. If, however, we choose positive things and allow positivity to dominate the little things we generate more. I know which I prefer to have more of in my life.
The little things matter. Consider that in your interactions with other people, and your own thoughts and feelings. Smile more. Express kindness. Show love. Be inspiring.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that the big things are made of little things, we can be mindful of the little things, tangible and intangible that are in our lives. When we acknowledge the importance of the little things and be aware of and take control of them, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the ninety-seventh entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.