The Small Things
“Would you please get me some more butter”
The speaker was a middle aged man with his teenage daughter who responded
“I don’t want to get it yourself.”
At the next table a child around the age of 8 got up leaving her own breakfast and retrieved the requested butter.
It is a sad reflection on our ‘get ahead’ and ‘get more’ society that fewer and fewer adults and teens are willing to do the small things that bring no glory, no reward.
Yet it is exactly these things that children are prepared to do for no reason but it is there to be done.
Our granddaughter picks up garbage in the hotel hallway not because she dropped it, just because it was there and it was the right thing to do.
At what point did we stop noticing and caring about the small things?
This week look for small things that need to be done and do them.
Praise the (grand)children around you for doing the same.