Life is About the Little Things!

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Toss a tiny pebble in a calm mirror-like lake on a beautiful summer’s day and watch what happens. That tiny pebble that you just tossed a short distance landed in the calm picturesque lake without much of a splash and barely made a sound. Most likely, nobody notice this apparently insignificant event except for you. However, you did see it and you patiently paid attention to see what happened next. A slight ring formed where that tiny pebble disappeared into the water.

Next, you observed a slightly bigger ring that traveled outward to an even bigger ring, and so forth, and so forth. Each new ring grew in size and power as each ring expanded its reach into bigger rings that were further reaching than the previous one. Eventually these rings gained enough significance to reach the far shore. What a miracle, you thought to yourself. All of this came from such a small pebble and such a small splash that most did not notice…

You see, little things do matter. Appreciate the little things in your life one at a time and you’ll surely appreciate the grand life that you are slowly designing for yourself, regardless of whether you know it or not. Get the little things right and your life will be on the right track. And once your life is on the right track who knows where it can go. On this track you will see things that you never thought you would see. Doors will open that you thought were impenetrable. You will get opportunities that you thought were only for others, or maybe did not even know existed. Do the tiny things right because not only do they matter, but believe it or not they are a really big part of life. In fact, these moment to moments make up most of life.

Now please share with the rest of us how you plan to use Granddaddy’s secret of life being about the little things.


Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard

Author of the Granddaddy’s Secrets book series