"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul."
~ Alice Walker ~
It's easy to discount little things as if they don't matter. They're "little" after all. And yet, it's these seemingly insignificant details of our lives that are the nuts and bolts of our overall stability and steadiness: the making of our beds, the care and feeding of our bodies, our hygiene, our self-talk, the way we drive and walk and interact with the strangers we encounter in the course of each day.
And the irony and paradox is that if we attend to all of these things and others like them, with the respect and attention that they deserve, then all of the big things start to come together for us as well. Life looks better, our overall circumstances seem to magically improve, and we are lifted up to new and greater heights.
I attend with care to the details of my life and recognize their importance in the larger scheme of things.