It’s the little things…

I was always taught that it’s the little things we do that make a difference. I know some will read this and think, “What’s the big deal?” But the little things we do really does matter.

Friday night, I went to ALDI ‘s to do some grocery shopping and realized I needed a quarter to get a shopping cart. I searched around in my car for about five minutes to find I had two dimes, one nickel and a Honduran coin that matches the size, diameter and shape of a dime. For a brief moment, I contemplated what I should do. “Should I take my two dimes and Honduras dime and exchange it for a quarter (which would’ve amounted to about $.20 or less since the exchange rate is almost 24 to 1) and get a nickel back or should I take my nickel and two dimes and exchange it for A quarter?” Now, the truth is you should exchange the two dimes and a nickel for a quarter. Sounds simple doesn’t it? But these are the fleeting questions that we faced with every day. Do we do what is honest? Or do we do what’s best for me? I chose to go into the store with both and then along the way made the decision to exchange my two dimes and a nickel for the same US currency. Turns out, I didn’t need to exchange my money for a quarter at all. There was a cart waiting inside for me to take for free. So, I took the cart, did my shopping, returned to my car, unloaded the groceries and then wheeled the cart back to retrieve a quarter. I knew I hadn’t spent anything on the cart but I’ve always paid it forward to someone else. So, I felt justified getting a quarter back because I had given it away in the past. Don’t you know, I pushed the cart in with the others, put the key into the slot, and do you know what came out? A Canadian quarter. LOL I just had to laugh.

That’s how God works in our lives. He’ll find a way to make the truth just so apparent that we cannot help but notice He is speaking to us! What’s my point? I’m gonna tell you. If something’s not right, it’s not right. Listen to God and he’ll always tell you the truth. There’s a lesson to be learned… in the little things that make a difference.

Published by Julie Sorensen

Living in southern NH, I am an art director, painter, runner, wife and mom to 3 amazing young people...

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