How many times do we think that something doesn’t matter because it’s not spectacular or grand enough? We aren’t able to save the world, so why bother recycling the water bottles?
Whatever it is, it DOES matter. In any arena of life, the little things add up to a grand total.
Think about small acts of kindness, such as smiling at the person you pass on the street, saying “good morning” to the cashier where you buy your cup of coffee—and meaning it, allowing a car into your lane of traffic during rush hour.
Now think about not doing those things. That choice adds up to the way we seize the day, and our attitude.
Little things matter, like if you walk around the block, eat an extra vegetable, skip the diet soda for lunch.
And if you don’t.
We are notorious for taking an “all or none” approach. If we don’t do something perfectly, we may as well not do it at all. Eating and moving in ways that nurture our bodies fall into this category.
“I had two pieces of cake, so I may as well keep eating whatever I want.”
“I haven’t been to the gym for two weeks. I’ll start back next month.”
“It’s the weekend and I’m meeting my friends for pizza. Oh, and there’s the birthday party and barbecue. I’ll eat right on Monday.”
WHAT IF you switch up your thinking so that you can enjoy special times with special foods and friends and not feel as though you’ve blown it?
WHAT IF you could get back on track with your workouts and not look back with regret?
WHAT IF you don’t have to be perfect—just do a little bit better today?
Just as small acts of kindness add up to a more loving community, eating and moving just a little bit better over time, leads to a stronger, healthier, more fit you.
Never underestimate the power of little things.
“Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.”—Mother Teresa