by Jeff Ptak

"Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things...I am tempted to think...there are no little things." - Bruce Barton

This is a great quote because it reinforces the fact that the seemingly little things that we experience in a day...can in fact be miracles in disguise. It can be a smile, a kind gesture, a favor we do for a friend or even the gift of time that we give someone who needs to talk and someone to listen! There are these small opportunities that are present in each of our days that have magnificent effects and results in not only our lives but in the lives of those around us. One person may be on their way home from work...scurrying to get from point A to B while noticing absolutely nothing...on a mission to get home and take on their next responsibility. While another person may be on their way home from work and notice the beautiful sun starting to lower in the sky and how the clouds wisp around it....creating soft hues of pinks and blues, how the trees are so lush and vibrant as their branches wave us home....and how the flowers of the season reach out to our senses in full bloom. The second person may find that by the time they get home, they are relaxed and in a peaceful frame of mind as they look forward to what the evening will bring. What seems like a small "nothing" to one person is a tremendous "something" to someone else. It all rests in our vision - how we choose to view life has a huge impact on our life experience and joy. We don't need to have some major life event to happen to suddenly make our life exceptional......we can live an exceptional life of love and appreciation on a daily basis, just by noticing life's simple little pleasures in the moment with which we are blessed !