The Little Things Matter…

…still aka Part 2.

I have written before about the little things in life being the big things and I wanted to talk more about that. It’s been on my mind lately because I have noticed my dude noticing and being so sweet about my little quirks.

I am a weird person with weird habits. The one he noticed that got me thinking on this topic again is an eating habit. When I eat things that come in pieces (i.e. pizza, orange chicken) I want specific pieces. I don’t know why other then something in my mind thinks they are better. He noticed this and now either specifically asks me which pieces of something I prefer or let’s me dig in first. It’s so small but means so much. It shows he likes me enough to pay attention to those and to cater to them, even if they are weird. That little thing is HUGE.

I am SOOOO excited to see Zombieland DoubeTap that my dude bought us tickets to the super nice, fancy theater to see it. He’s going with me even though he isn’t super into the movie. I can NOT wait for 8:15 pm tonight. Bring your twinkies!

I purchased a big pack of cute Halloween socks to give to my staff and everyone wore them the next day. They loved them and it made them feel appreciated. A very little thing became not only a big token of my appreciation for them but a team bonding item. Themed socks are always a good choice – a little flair to brighten a day.

A former volunteer sent a note to update me on how she was doing just because she wanted us to know; not because she needed a letter of recommendation or confirmation of hours. Simply because she loved being here and missed us. This small gesture completely made my work week.

Remember the little things aren’t as little as you think. What is something little you can do for someone?