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Think Big in Order to Think Small

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on October 31, 2011 in Business, Family, life, Moms |

You’ve got to think about the big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction – Alvin Toffler

 

Too often I am caught up in the small everyday things in life that I often forget about the big things. Have you ever heard or seen that science experiment where they have sand, pea gravel, pebbles and larger rocks and they ask you to put them all in one container and make them fit. You realize early on that you have to deal with the big things first and then work your way down to the sand. If you find the room for the big, the small will naturally fit in and everything will work out. But if you forget about the big things and only focus on the small, naturally there is no room for the big things.

 

So what would be some of the big things in life?

  • Marriage
  • Children
  • Occupation
  • Home

And what would be some of the smaller thing in life?

  • Grocery shopping
  • Watching your favorite show on TV
  • Reading a book
  • Returning the movies to the movie store
  • Mowing the lawn

But if you nurtured and took care of the big things in life, could it really impact the smaller things? For example, if you had a rock star marriage and you communicated so great maybe your spouse would know what needed to be purchased at the grocery store without having to be told. You have a great relationship with your kids and they could take care of the lawn mowing. You love your occupation and your boss thinks you do a great job so he/she doesn’t mind if you leave early to attend to your child’s activity. If you take care of the big things in life, the smaller things get taken care of. Nurture the relationships that you are in and they will circle back and help you. For example, a good friend will take care of your dog when you are on vacation. Your house is maintained and you change your furnace filters so that your furnace doesn’t break down.

 

This is what I know….take care of those big things in life and the small things will be taken care of as well! Be kind and love the people you are with and your circle around you will help you get those small things done.

 

To Joyful, Simplified Living,

MS. Simplicity

 

MS. Simplicity, also known as Melissa Schmalenberger  operates her business as I Did it with MS. Simplicity.  She is a Professional Organizer based out of Fargo, ND and her website can be found at http://www.ididit-fargo.com/.

 

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