I think little things are more powerful because they’re more honest, so people feel them more strongly. Elizabeth Peyton, American painter
My daughter, Katie, makes lots of little things out of felt, selling some in a retail store but mostly at Tuscanycreative on Amazon and Tuscanycreative.etsy.com This morning she received an email from a customer who bought a set of small, felt animals from her (see below) a few months ago. Katie’s client gave the lion and tiger to her friend who was dying of cancer to remind her to fight. Her friend took them with her to the hospital each time she went. Before she friend died on June 14th, she requested to be cremated with her lion and tiger because they meant so much to her. Katie’s customer is now ordering two more sets, one for her friend’s sad mother and one for herself.
Little things count! Don’t discount the little gifts, cards, affirming comments or other small things you do for others–they may mean much more than you can imagine.
Katie’s Jungle Animal Stuffs Toys
Affirmation: I honor the little, thoughtful things people do for me.
Coaching questions: What is a small gesture or gift you received recently that meant something special to you? What small thing have you recently done for a friend or relative? What do these little things mean to you?
4 thoughts on “Little Things Count”
I started quite a few years ago making practical New Years resolutions with the understanding that they do not end with the beginning of the next new year.
One of my favorites is, “say thank you more.”
I have written notes to sales people in retail stores, brought flowers to staff in offices and schools, etc. it’s not difficult and people are usually surprised and appreciate it. Little things 😍
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What a great example. Thanks for sharing.
My husband died while I was away, and while I was at the airport for my flight home, I met a woman in the ladies’ room, who recognized that I was in distress. She asked me what was wrong, and when I told her, she reached into her purse and drew out a small crucifix with a ribbon attached to it. She said, “I have carried this with me every day for years. It was given to me by a stranger one day, when I was experiencing sorrow, as you are. She told me that it was to remind me where to seek strength and solace, and that I should keep it until I met someone who needed it more than I do. Today, YOU need this more than I do, and I am passing it to you. I ask that you also keep it until you meet someone who needs it more than you do.”
I kept that small gift, which had such powerful meaning to me, for years. But one day, I met someone facing a dreadful situation, and passed it along to her, with the same message. Who knows where it is today? Who knows how many times it changed hands before it came to me? But what power that small gift had!
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What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing!