I made beef stew this week.
Onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, and beef.
It involved a lot of chopping.
I used one of our kitchen knives that I just had professionally sharpened.
The newly sharpened blade made all the difference.
It was enjoyable to cut everything up.
I actually found myself wanting to chop up more because the experience was so enjoyable.
Easy cuts and clean lines.
It reminded me of how it’s often the smallest things that make the biggest difference…
In the final product,
In the experience,
In the outcome.
It got me thinking about the small things in my life…
Chores around the house,
Tasks on my to-do list,
Interactions with strangers,
AND… I realized… it’s ALL small things!
Any one thing is comprised of a bunch of smaller pieces.
So… I started asking myself…
How can I bring more care and attention to the small things in my life?
How can I bring more integrity and impeccability to the details I so often overlook?
How can I stay with the small things?
Yes… how can I bring more presence to what’s actually happening in each moment instead of allowing myself to get distracted by the next thing that catches my attention?
This is what I’ve been working on.
Staying with the small things.
Because… isn’t it all small things?
How about you? How do you stay present with the small things? What would be possible for you if you brought more care and attention to the details that comprise your life?
I think Vincent van Gogh said it well… “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
If you find yourself struggling to create something great because you are not paying attention to the small things, I’d love to see if I can support you. I love working with people to help them access their own greatness and support them in following through with the details?.
In Ultimate Support of You!
PS The beef stew was amazing! It was my first time making it, but it will definitely be on the menu again!
PSS As I’ve shared in a previous post, I’m planning to start a podcast in order to live out my life purpose more fully. This week, I started making a list of all the small things that go into making this possible … and I realized… there are a lot! One of them is to ask you for help…
The purpose of this podcast is to help people discover their own version of success and live life by their own rules. To this end, I’m looking for people to interview who feel like they are living in alignment with their life’s purpose (aka living their own definition of success), and using their inner compass to guide them.
Are you, or someone you know, one of these people?