Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Big Little Things

I had my drain tube out the other day at the hospital and was visiting with the surgeon afterwards who had a surgical intern with him. He was standing with his back just slightly to her and when he realized this he moved graciously and slowly to include her fully in what was going on.

It reminded me of the time a homeless man walked into our meeting. It was a rainy, cold day outside and he paused slightly to wipe first one and then the other of his boots on the welcome mat before coming further into the room.

Those little actions in life are really big things.

3 comments:

Owen said...

Huge really as simple decent respect for others always is.

annie said...

Thanks for this reminder, Hope.

tina hunt said...

Kindness, caring, and inclusion. Small acts that speak volumes...