It’s The Little Things That Matter Most
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Surely you have either said or heard, maybe even both, “It’s the little things that matter most.” You know that is so true. It’s the little things that sometimes get overlooked and it’s those little things that usually matter the most.
As a single mom, which I have been for most of my mom life, one thing I have always said to my children is “It’s the little things that matter most.” I would usually say this when they had not enough money to buy me a present for my birthday or Christmas and they made me something instead.
Other times I would say “It’s the little things that matter most” would probably be at a time when they attempted to do something for me or someone else. Maybe it was something simple like taking the trash out, turning a light off when leaving a room, or simply rinsing their glass or plate when finished.
As a single mom, I have learned so much from my kids. They have inspired me, encouraged me, taught me how to look at things differently, as well as many other things. My kids are my world! They are a gift from God.
One thing I always say no matter what is “I love you.” I bet I tell my children 20 x’s a day “I love you” not exaggerating. Sometimes for no reason at all. Sometimes its because they did something nice. It could be because one of us is leaving and I don’t know if I will ever see them again. No matter what I always tell my kids I love them; in front of friends, in front of strangers, in front of God, and in front of them.
That simple “I love You” has become so natural in our family that my kids just come up and give me a hug and say “I love you” or Thank-You” which means the world to me. My daughter, who just turned 18, it never fails, she always says “Thank-You” after dinner. You know what? It makes me feel appreciated.
My son, who is 6, is constantly and I mean constantly asking if he can give me a hug. It just tickles me pink. I love it! Yesterday I wrote in his Daily Behavior Chart “I (drew a heart) U” he seen that at the end of the day when he had to color in his chart. He got off the bus ran to my car and said “Mom,” haha it was so cute “someone wrote something in my chart!” I just laughed and smiled and said I wonder who did that. It made his whole day.
Its the little things that matter most like telling your kids how much you love and appreciate them. Its the little things that matter most like saying “Please” and “Thank-You.” It’s the little things that matter most like saying encouraging words instead of words that are discouraging. It really is the little things that matter most.