Have you ever stopped to consider the importance of a period, or a dot? A comma instead of a dot will stop your e-mail from its journey through cyber space. A decimal point in the wrong place can bring financial disaster or cause a gross medication error. The seemingly insignificant dot is of great importance.
In life, the seemingly insignificant things matter, a touch, a smile, a wink can bring such joy and encouragement to those around us. Something as simple as pouring a cup of coffee or tea for your loved one or friend in the morning shows that they are loved and valued.
If we broaden our view of life a bit more consider interactions at the grocery store, allowing someone who has an armful of products or one item to go first. Waiting a moment to allow someone to pull out in front of you on a busy road. Giving an encouraging word to the person you see having a bad day. These are the small niceties in life that make the difference.
Often, we believe that we have to do “big” things to make a difference, just remember the lowly period that commands such power. Yes, it’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference. After all, we are a 365-day dot.
Written by and used by the permission of : Debra Cox