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May 3

   Do I ever have the feeling I'm unworthy of the love and attention my SO gives me? Maybe they've done something especially nice for me, but when I look the things I've done for them, I feel as if I've come up short. Or maybe I've been in a down mood, and think of how much of a burden I'm being to them.
   I may have used the phrase "it's the little things that count" in telling others how much their friendships mean to me, and yet I forget that when I look at my own relationship.
   If I had a video camera that recorded all the little things I've done that brightened my SO's day, I'd probably be surprised at how much of a difference I've actually made. It's hard to remember every hug, every kind word, and every gesture of compassion. But if my memory was perfect, I'd probably feel very warm remembering all those little special moments.
   Maybe the next time I feel unworthy, I can remind myself that all it takes to bring back those feelings is one simple little act - a hug, a soft kiss, a smile, or a tender caress.

Just for Today
   When I take care of the little things, the big things tend to take better care of themselves.
   Today I'll try to fill my day with little moments of kindness and love, accepting that I'll probably forget that many of them, and that is ok. It's easier to remember to do them.

The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
- William Wordsworth


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