It’s so often the little things that count the most.
A smile at just the right time.
A squeeze of the hand.
A word in due season.
The look in a loved one’s eyes.
A surprise visit or gift.
We value what brings unexpected, unanticipated pleasure, joy and delight.
It’s all the more special for being a surprise.
Or even an everyday occurrence coming into sharper focus for us as we view it anew.
Yet we so often go through our days unheeding the tiny glimmers of grace which God has strewn along our way.
When our eyes are open to the world around us, we can live with a deeper sense of gratitude and praise for all that our Creator God has lovingly fashioned and made.
Despise not the little things
dew-dappled leaves, hen’s eggs and sparrow’s wings
cumulus cloud now spread thin as entrailed cotton wisps
with no discernible hint of moisture within
Golden patch of sun, scent of rain, a new day begun
as earth shifts into motion once again
with rooster crowing bringing breakfast to mind,
for creatures of every kind clamour to be fed
and given swift their daily bread
Cooling breeze on our extremities as seasons
morph their mosaic coloured hand
upon this ever-changing land
Such things may not amount to much
in mind or eye for you and I
though God keeps careful count
And if we do take note with eyes wide open
to the daily grind we find expectation rise
and cease doing things so much by rote
as we pause afresh in wonder, marvelling
at God’s hand in all we’d cast asunder
when with averted, unconcerned gaze
going blithely dulled, ignorant and unaware
about our moments, hours and days
of all the beauty that little things can bring
to all our thoughts and ways