Yesterday I did a small thing-and then realized it was a big thing--
It was in such a state that one could not get in the door let alone to the washer and dryer. This is a bad scenario when you have to do 150 loads of laundry a day-I might be exaggerating just a little, but the concept remains the same. Who wants to go into a room that you can’t see the floor of? My 3 year old son told me he heard a monster in the bathroom sink-it could easily have traveled the water pipes and be lurking in the laundry room. The last thing I need is to encounter a sink-monster when trying to find a clean shirt after being peed on. I am very happy today that the laundry room is clean and can be used in a productive manner again-whithout fear of a sink-monster attack.
This has been the theme of my thoughts of late. We are surrounded by little things that have big impact. Even Jesus taught of small things that have large importance. From the creation of the earth beginning with the basics of things such as light, water and planting the seeds. Then of course when we think “seed” our mind goes to the parable of the mustard seed that teaches us of faith. We can see a pattern in all of the examples in the Bible that illustrate to us that it is important to have a special reverence towards the seemingly insignificant.
The list of things I can make that are small yet largely important in my life is so endless that I can not pick what deserves to be in this article the most. So I will just stick with the most recent discovery of a clean laundry room and leave you to ponder the little big things in your own life.
I will however, bring this topic around a corner and point it towards these little skills I have been called to learn and teach. It has started small, but I can imagine it BIG.
This description, given in “Our Vanishing Landscape” by Eric Sloane (which is a beautiful little book), makes a great illustration that can be used as a comparison to those things that have been forgotten or un-taught, in that, they can be learned again and the generations after us can benefit.
This little thing of learning how to use traditional skills for our benefit today-could be a big thing.
It could mean that our children and grandchildren know how to survive.