Small things that are really great things…

I saw this sign in a sweet little coffee shop in Pasadena a few weeks ago.  I love the meaning of the words.  First of all I had to think about what it was that I would define as “great”.  What are the “great” things that we would consider, I guess I would think it would be great if I had the resources to rescue lots of dogs, or to maybe teach to women who were living in a shelter.  I think it would be great to travel the world and explore other cultures.  I think it would be great to donate my time and teachings to those who need assistance.  But what are the small things that we can do with great love?


Today I received a note from one of my students that read:

Dear Tammy,

Thank you for making my life sweeter.  I have grown in so many ways because of you!


Now I know what that short note meant to me and it made me realize that I forget the power behind sending someone a short note.  There is a greatness and a sweetness that comes when getting a handwritten note from someone you love and care about.


And it is a small thing, but done with love becomes so much greater.

So today let’s all think about what are those small things we can do to add value to another’s life.


Now go and do it!photo (53)

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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