“Women like to make sacrifices in one big piece,
to give God something grand,
but we can’t.
Our lives are a mosaic of little things,
like putting a rose in a vase on the table.”
This is a good reminder. Not that we can’t do big things. Some of us will. Even if we do big things, we must still be faithful to the little things. Imagine a huge mural painted over many years with just a few brushstrokes a day, that’s what we do. Our many, many, small contributions add up to create a gorgeous masterpiece. Breakfast date with hubby, celebrating National Pancake Day with pancakes for dinner, leaving the kitchen a mess because it’s time to read books on the couch and then a tickle fight ensues – brushstrokes. Playing tennis because your family likes it, volunteering in the community, getting groceries, playing basketball at the park – brushstrokes. Calling mom to chat, flying to see your sister, writing a note to dad, inviting friends over for dinner – brushstrokes. Going out for ice cream to chat with your teenager, giving your daughter a manicure, watching your husband’s favorite TV show with him – brushstrokes.
I am thankful the little things matter.
What brushstrokes will you paint today?