Making a big deal concerning the "small things" can make your lifetime richer and more fulfilling. We've all heard the phrase "Don't sweat the small stuff" and I wholeheartedly agree. We mustn't let life's little daily annoyances and irritations cause us to "lose our cool" or bring us to a place of tension and stress.
On the flip-side, it is simple to overlook the proper "small things" or "small stuff" unless we intentionally decide to Make a big deal About It! Making a big deal about the right "small things" will alleviate tension and stress and will bring us to a host to peace and gratitude.
A few of the "small things" we could create a big deal about everyday are....the sunrise, the sunset, the smell of fresh laundry, the giggle of one's children, a loving glance from your sweetie, the smell of his cologne, the hot water for your shower, the softness of your chosen sweater, the taste of one's tea (or coffee), the fact that you got out of bed today, as you are able to hear, see, smell, taste, laugh, cry. You may make a huge deal about pretty much anything...anything positive that is - Produce a big deal and Be Thankful!
1) Sunrise Celebration - Find the spot at home where you are able to begin to see the sunrise. The night before set the "table" because spot for breakfast, make sure to include candles, pretty napkins, flowers and stemmed glasses for juice. You might want to ready your breakfast the night time before and just heat it up or keep it simple with peanut butter and jelly on toast and juice.
You are able to do the same for the sunset, serving cheese & crackers and sparkling water.
2) Love Notes - Let your kids and spouse know they're a big deal by leaving little uplifting love notes around for them. Some good places to "hide" them...under their pillows, bathroom mirror, underwear drawer, shirt or pants pocket, in a lunch bag, inside a guide they're reading, in the cereal box....let your imagination take over!
3) Soothing Scents - Keep an assortment of scented soaps on hand and place them at each sink. Make a big deal about the wonder of the scent and your sense of smell everytime you wash your hands.
4) Fresh Flowers - Place a pot of fresh flowers...or even just one stem...at your kitchen sink. Make a big deal about the wonder and detail of these flowers and your ability to see them everytime you cleanup the dishes.