We had enough bad weather this morning that I had to shovel snow again. It was easy to remove the snow from the driveway, but it was a chore to remove the shin high snow from the street. Specifically the area around my mailbox.
It is probably a city ordinance to have this area cleared, and there was no way the mail person would have been able to deliver our mail tomorrow without me clearing the area for them. To be honest, I was not happy about it. All I have is a snow shovel (Yes, a snow blower will be on my Christmas list next year).
As I started in to the task I remembered that last Friday, when the wind was blowing like crazy, our garbage men placed our garbage and recycling containers next to our garage doors out of the wind. A small action that meant a lot.
A small action… small moments… that mean a lot.
Maybe it was all the snow I was shoveling, but your mind can be free to think when you are working, and I was thinking about how our lives are stitched together by all the small moments we create. All the words we say on a daily basis. Big moments come, but our strength comes from the way we build our lives through the small actions we do.
I know the mail person will not even think about the work I did clearing the snow, but it will matter for them. Honestly, most of the small things we do go unnoticed, yet they are the actions that make our days matter. For us and the people around us. What small thing can you do today?