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Little Things

By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)




Little Things Mean a Lot", they say, and they really do. So often we're taken in by BIG that we overlook the little things! Yes, I know that little is relative, but you know what I'm talking about. Big houses, big vehicles, big shopping malls, big planes. Big! Big! Big!

When I think of little, I might think of the tiny flowers that grow in our woodlands, or the tiny shells on our beaches. The hummingbird is tiny, and so is a garden snail. Have you ever looked closely at a single drop of water? Have you ever looked at the intricate design of a single snowflake?

I look at an infant's small hand with wonderment. Their tiny fingernails look so fragile and their little toes are exquisite.

We hear the saying, "Stop and smell the roses," and maybe it would be a good idea to pay more attention to the little things. What little things have you noticed that you can share with us?

BTW, the baby girl in the picture is my little eight-month-old great-granddaughter. She's the newest 'little thing' in my life.

Fiction or fact, we look forward to your entry.








 


Little Things

By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)




A BABY'S SQUEAL
A NOISY SEAL
A ROSY CHEEK
A BOAT IN THE CREEK


LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT
TO ADULTS ALSO, TO A TOT
LITTLE THINGS, LIKE A SMILE AND A KISS
LET FOLKS KNOW YOU CARE OR ARE MISSED


LITTLE THINGS LIKE BEING ON TIME
SENDING A PRAYER TO THE DIVINE
MAKING WORDS ON A PAGE TO RHYME
LITTLE THINGS HAPPEN ALL OF THE TIME.











 


Little Things

By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)




There are some tiny song birds that come to our yard. They like the honeysuckle blossoms. For such tiny things, they sing out loud and prettily. Another small bird, the Cactus Wren, has been seen scurrying up behind Freddy Falcon and yanking on his tail, then hurrying away. The Cactus Wren is small, but with a mighty voice.

When roadrunner or Wiley Coyote is about, the Cactus Wren speaks up loudly in bird voice and warns all the other birds that danger is around. I love watching the little critters in the desert. Butterflies add beauty to our world. Bumbling Bus the bumble bee is constantly on the Jubilee flowers. A tiny ant will eat a cricket. Larry Lizard eats the ant. All have their purpose in our lives and when you take the time to watch them, it is a most restful happening. Some of the cutest small things are baby quail. They, when first hatched, look like tiny fluffs of lint on legs. Small things really do mean a lot.










 


Little Treasures

By Mary (MusingByMary@aol.com)




Give me just a little thing
a tiny hand to hold;
a wee wiggly toe to kiss
these are worth much more than gold!


A toothless grin that tickles
each of my funny bones;
to help ole me forget about
my pains n moans n groans!


Ahhh, just give me a lil' angel
whose wings were left behind;
in Heav'n for His keeping
the precious, cuddlin' kind.


Who'll listen when I whisper
or sing some lullaby;
darlins' who won't ignore me
here's the reason why. . .


Because we are related
in a very special way;
I'm their beloved 'mam~mam'
every moment of every day.


There is Karson E. & Harlee M.
Walker A. & Landon G. . . .
Gracee P. & Kadence R.
make my heart smile, ya see.


Each of them are Little Treasures
special gifts from Heav'n above . . .
tiny, lovely rays of sunshine
that fill my heart with love:-)



Mary Carter Mizrany©
June 4, 2007











 


Little Things

By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)




By now you know it's just not wise
To figure things by their size.
Like Sequoia trees, and tiny blue bells.
Miniature worlds in the shady dells.


A baby smiles or a volcano roars
A hummingbird's wings or cathedral doors.
Both have beauty in our sight,
A lightning bug or the stars at night.


You can't overlook those things that are tall,
But a ladybug can hold you in thrall.
A lot of tiny diamonds can make a huge ring,
It can go that way with most everything.


A tiny violet in the shade,
Of an enormous orchid in the glade.
One is so big, you just can miss.
The other as subtle as an angel's kiss.


Day to day, we make our choices
Don't let lions drown out kitten voices.
The beauty of a butterfly
Can overtake the entire blue sky.











 


Little Things

By Barbara (Brierhillbarbara@aol.com)




Little thing, yet so big in our loving hearts, tiny bundle of love, a new baby. A new name to add to our cards and lists, some of you were given easy names, cherished ones indeed. Named for grandparents or dads or even aunts, special little ones, passed from arms to more loving arms. So, never forget little one as you grow up, how much we love you, how special you are, there is only one of you. Noone can be just like you, you are a special love. We Never forget the love that a baby stirs inside our hearts and how it flows to you. Someday the love will flow from you to another, perhaps a brother or sister or cousin? Then you will get to hold the baby and grin as we take your picture to go on Grandma's shelf or in her picture books.

We look at those pictures throughout the years and laugh and grin. How little he was and now so big, he is. She was so pink and chubby of cheek, now she's grown or think she is. No matter where you go when grown, no matter who you are with, always remember your name it is, be proud of it, we are.










 


A Little Visitor

By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)




A bluebird came to me today
He knew I was in need
Of someone who could cheer me up
My hungering heart he'd feed


The bird perched on my windowsill
and sang a lovely song
I forgot that I had problems
Or that anything was wrong


The bird just lingered for awhile
And then hopped up to drink
I had enjoyed the little visit
And it gave me time to think


That God loves all his creatures
The ones both great and small
And if this little bird brings such joy
So you can and I and all











 


Little Things

By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@msn.com)




"Always laugh when you can; it is cheap medicine. Merriment is a philosophy not well understood. It is the sunny side of existence."
~Lord Byron~




Laughter and making someone laugh is a little thing,
But did you ever notice how great you feel, and the happiness it can bring.


Thinking back on the good times I've had,
There was always laughter with family or friends for which I am glad.


I've always been told that laughter promotes good health,
And that in itself is worth more than any amount of wealth.


A smile is a little thing that comes across the face,
And lifts us up to a higher place.


Everyday should be filled with laughter and smiles,
Because they can help carry us through life's trials.


Make someone happy, make someone smile,
Lift their spirits, go the extra mile.



Starbird55, Phyllis Ann


Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy like the heaven above.
-- Julia Carney











 


Little Things

By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)




I ask for just the little things,
For I am getting old,
Just a sunny squirrel-filled yard,
A bone to hide or hold.


For that I give to you
All life’s days through,
While gone protection for your house,
At home I’m shielding you.


My bones are getting stiff
Like yours are in the morning,
And I want to thank you for,
The vet that keeps me going.


You know the little things I like,
For a scratch behind the ears,
A half a turkey weiner,
I’ll wag my tail with cheers.


You know my irritations,
Little things that make me mad,
So you’ve kindly learned restraint,
For my temperament is bad.


Though I wimp at thunder,
I was the one you couldn’t tame,
You sensed I couldn’t help my snarl,
And loved me just the same.


Cowboy is my name.











 


Little Things in Life ARE the BIG Things
Lest we Forget!

By Evelyn (Evenccw@aol.com)




A rose can say I love you
Orchids can enthrall,
But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
Oh my, that says it all!


-Author Unknown-



The little things in my life ARE the BIG things in my life. They might not mean anything to anyone else, but to me they are the potter’s wheel on which this “earthen vessel” continues to be molded. Among my souvenirs is a letter written to me by my eldest granddaughter Ami about ten years ago. It gives me a lift to read it now and again. When I feel blue it inspires in me that perhaps I have made a difference in the life of someone. Just maybe I have inspired family and friends close to me and those I chance to meet with a random act of kindness. In her young wisdom, Ami took the time to write her old Granny. Ami’s precious note to me has filled big spaces in my heart through the years and it has meant the world to me. A note may seem like a “little thing.” However, never underestimate it’s power to brighten someone’s day, as Ami’s note did for me:




Ami's letter to Granny Evelyn



For My Sweet Granny,


Some gentle encouragements are seldom given, and sometimes simple acknowledgments can float to the wayside. But let me tell you what I think. Your generosity has graced my life in countless ways. So free are you to give without conditions.

You are a seeker of knowledge and your vast interests serve as inspirations to me and to others.

I admire your adventurous spirit.

I love your smile
I love your laugh.

I hold close to me your gift of love and strength of heart.


I love you, Granny.

Ami



It seemed just a heartbeat ago, in October of 2005, when our son John walked his daughter down the aisle. The hands that once held “a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,” now held a bouquet of red roses. Ami had met the man of her dreams and is “living happily ever after!”




Ami walks down the aisle
on the arm of her father in
October 2005



For Tom’s birthday supper last year, the family went en masse to CiCi’s Pizza Buffet–the last of the big spenders! We had an uproarious time, but weren’t asked to quiet down or leave! Tom told granddaughters Chrissy and Jaime that he was twice thirty nine. They disappeared to the nearby Dollar General Store and returned with Grandpa’s birthday present which now hangs on the refrigerator–a little banner that reads “39 Forever!” As the old saying goes, “We don’t make much money, but we have a lot of fun!




Happy Birthday
Banner on the
refrigerator door!



A haunting song came along that says it all today as it did in 1954. I hummed along many, many times when Kitty Kallen sang it and I sing it now in my heart:


Blow me a kiss from across the room
Say I look nice when I'm not
Touch my hair as you pass my chair
Little things mean a lot


Give me your arm as we cross the street
Call me at six on the dot
A line a day when you're far away
Little things mean a lot


Don't have to buy me diamonds or pearls
Champagne, sables, and such
I never cared much for diamonds and pearls
'cause honestly, honey, they just cost money


Give me a hand when I've lost the way
Give me your shoulder to cry on
Whether the day is bright or gray
Give me your heart to rely on


Send me the warmth of a secret smile
To show me you haven't forgot
For now and forever, that's always and ever
Honey, little things mean a lot



This old refrain has a message that I continue to carry in my heart. Tom and I keep reminding each other that, “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all–in all the ways that matter!











 

 

 



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