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Small things are in fact not small things at all. They are big things cleverly disguised in small packages.
And every big thing starts out as a series of small things. Little tests of our dedication to the bigger picture. Knowing that everything counts in large amounts. (A little Depeche Mode wisdom for you.) Every choice has the potential to strengthen your resolve or weaken it. Essentially, every moment, every choice, matters.
Of course, with so many small opportunities crossing our path everyday, we're going to miss some. Or screw up the ones we have. But, there will always be a new one. Or a chance to redeem ourselves will appear and we can try to set things right. To return to the path we truly want to be on. Or change paths altogether.
I was reminded of all this by my daughter and her friends this week when they performed at the school talent show. Five quiet, unassuming 11 and 12 year old girls who don't like the limelight. But formed a band and stepped up and out onto center stage as Color Nation for a few minutes. After hours of hard work and dedication. Despite technical difficulties, they shone and proved they were indeed titanium.
Getting up on that stage and performing was no small feat. It was a series of small choices, culminating into something much bigger.
A little inspiration for you. Unless it's a big inspiration.