4 Small Things You Can Do With Great Love

Winning Big

β€œIt is to our own detriment that we underestimate the might of small and simple things.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

smallFor the longest while, I religiously bought lottery tickets. It was the only form of gambling I participated in. However, it never yielded me more than $20 each time I won.

Although it has been awhile, from time to time I still purchase a ticket. The notepad that holds my plans for my big win, however, has long been discarded. Who would get what was carefully written down. I had telephone numbers for lawyers, investment consultants, accountants and all other types of advisors a multi-millionaire would need.

I am a planner. Check my phone, my laptop, the numerous journals by my bed and you will find detailed plans. Β Big ones and small ones. Plans for my life, dinner parties, trips, etc. Anything that comes to mind – I write out a plan of execution.

The Universe Has Other Plans

Then, it finally sunk. Through the last rough and rocky road that Life took me down, I realized that no plan that I could possibly write would match what The Universe has for me.

My last big plan took me to a place where big promises were broken, my life turned upside down and I was left virtually homeless.

Not sure what next but recognizing that all my planning had come to naught and it was time to take my hands off the wheel, I surrendered.

That was when angels started appearing. They came doing small things that made a significant difference to my day, a moment or how things unfolded.

  • A place to stay opened up and the landlord decided to give me a break and not take two months deposit. He also turned around and drove me through the neighborhood showing me the bus routes upon hearing that I had no car.
  • A coworker took a liking to me and would give me a ride, whenever she had her boyfriend’s car, to the bus stop after work when it was below -10C or raining.
  • Dinner invitations came from people I barely knew. Coffee brought to me when I did not ask for any but really needed one. Surprise outings when I was alone and lonely for the holidays.
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Never Discount Small Acts Of Kindness

Blessings, so many blessings and too numerous to count started pouring in when I stopped planning for the big things, the big win, and the big love.

Often times we discount small acts of kindness. We write them off as “just this” or “just that.” Yet, my experience continually teaches me that those small acts that are the greatest expressions of Love.

smallRemember the story of the women in the Scriptures who gave their last and smallest gift of oil or food? Their small act done with great love changed lives and possibly the trajectory of the recipient’s lives.

What small act are you doing? Are you:

  • Keeping your words?
  • Smiling with strangers?
  • Being thoughtful to those who can do nothing for you?
  • Sharing your story to help someone know that they are not alone?

These are only four of the acts that we can all do without winning the lottery jackpot. Why not try a couple today and change not only someone else’s life but your own.

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Be love for the rest of the day and week!

Namaste

Claudette P. Esterine

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12 thoughts on “4 Small Things You Can Do With Great Love

  1. What a lovely story, I remember when I first moved away from my parents and I had a little bed sit. I was really unhappy but the vet I worked for used to invite me to dinner with his family and watch over me. Without that kindness I would have really struggled being on my own. The little acts of kindness mean a lot more than all the money in the world.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Those are the best moments! Gives us hope in those moments when despair looms! Thanks for sharing that Debbie. πŸ™‚

  2. One of the things I preach about all the time is kindness. A smile to others in passing can make their day. Too often we forget that showing a little bit of love can bless and brighten others. And the second thing I’ve started doing is sharing my story. Not only does it let others know they aren’t alone, it confirms that you are not alone either. You will always meet someone in life that relate to something you say. The small things are what really counts.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Preach on!!! That is a great sermon! πŸ™‚

  3. I loved this post! Small things that happen in life definitely have a knock on effect! x

    1. Ms Claudette

      Oh they most certainly do! Thanks for the visit Abigail. πŸ™‚

  4. I really enjoyed this post, sometimes it’s the small things that have the biggest impacts for sure! We just need to reflect on those more regularly and put them into practice!

    1. Ms Claudette

      So true Emma! Thanks for the visit and do come again and share your small acts of kindness! Namaste. πŸ™‚

  5. [ Smiles ] I enjoyed the part about small acts of kindness.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Glad you enjoyed. πŸ™‚

  6. Wow Those seemingly small acts of kindness are the BIG things in life. Often times we wait for the sky to fall in type of ICE age vision. It will not come, unless we take note of all the good we see and receive with such gratitude and joy. I love it when you say you surrendered. The hardest thing to do. yet the only way to grow!

    1. Ms Claudette

      They indeed are Julie! BTW, welcome back! πŸ™‚

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