Little Things Mean a Lot

10 Jun

My Take

 DiVoran Lites

Author, Poet and Artist

One of our adult Sunday School teachers happened to mention the other day he was sitting in the open door of his garage looking out and talking to God when a neighbor going by on her bike stopped to ask if he would fill her water bottle. He gave her a new one. He has done that before.

Every Sunday I see a man all dressed up in his black suit with his Bible in his hand waiting for a ride to church. He stands as straight as a soldier and I admire his faithfulness and that of the person who picks him up, sometimes after we have gone by. They don’t go to our church.

Funny what happens when you do only one little thing over and over. Your good deeds add up.

A woman in my class is a red-hat lady and she loves thrift store sales. You wouldn’t believe the bags of children’s clothes she finds in perfect condition for little or nothing. She brings them to church for families who can’t afford a lot of clothes for growing children.

Our other Sunday School teacher works at the hospital as a volunteer to take people to their cars in wheel-chairs. He’s a father himself and he gets a big kick out of being around teenagers who volunteer for the same job. What a precious counselor I’m sure he is.

I know someone who goes to the home of her aged mother-in-law where other members of the family care diligently for her and bathes her twice a week. She makes it special with soaps, and powders and takes supper for both of them that evening.

We hear so much about movers and shakers, about heroes, and heads of charities, but we don’t hear that much about the little people doing the little deeds many times a year. I’d like to celebrate them, wouldn’t you?

The song, “Little Things Mean a Lot,” is a love song, and why not. We show love with our small, faithful, routine deeds. Maybe we’ll discover that they pile up and if we could see the accumulation of them or the way they have changed people’s lives, we’ll be surprised. Won’t that be encouraging?


7 Responses to “Little Things Mean a Lot”

  1. ReGi McClain June 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    We have a garage-saler at church who brings us all sorts of things. She makes a special point to pay attention to people’s interests and pick up stuff she knows they’ll like. 🙂


    • onisha Ellis June 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

      That is special. So many people are too busy to notice.


  2. Linda Lewis June 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    I love this post, DiVoran. It made me smile to read about all the nice things people do for each other. It makes me want to look harder to see what I can do. Thank you!


  3. onisha Ellis June 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    So true, Alan and especially to our senior citizens who often feel invisiible.


  4. Mother-Earth Book Series June 10, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Very nice post! We don’t have to be rich to inject some kindness into the world. A simple smile, or holding a door open can make a positive difference in someone’s day 😀


    • Louise Gib son June 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      A truly heartwarming writing. Since I have arrived at the stage of my life where I need assistance occasionally, I am so appreciative of others, especially young teenagers, who are so courteous and helpful and hold doors open for me when I am on my walker.


      • onisha Ellis June 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

        It is hearwarming to know there are still young people like that.


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