Today is Day 16 of the 31 Days of Writing Challenge. The theme for 31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes is LITTLE.
Little things add up. A little kindness every day can do as much for you as for the recipient. Buying someone a coffee, giving up a seat on the bus, letting someone in front of you in line – these are all little things yet really morph into bigger things.
The whole pay-it-forward movement started with a small act but look where it has grown now.
Yes, little things add up. As a writer I know that when I write every day the total adds up over time. That’s why NaNoWriMo is so effective. Writing just over 1600 words a day for 30 days adds up to a 50,000 word novel at the end of November.
Yet, we also need to take care of the little details. Little things have a way of piling up – for both good and bad.
When we join together, our little efforts can become huge. Look what Canadians did last year to oust Conservatives in the 2015 election. Sunny ways, kindness and respect won out. (Can we only hope it will happen in the U.S. election??)
I found several quotes and could only use a few for my journal page. Here is the list:
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller
Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.