It’s The Little Things

Recently, I was watching a Gilmore Girls panel from 2015 with the cast and creators. It’s always fascinating to me to see the inspirations behind shows and movies and where the ideas came from.

Amy Sherman-Palladino, the brainchild behind Gilmore Girls, talked at one point about getting her start on the Roseanne TV show. One of their philosophies that she took with her to Gilmore Girls was “Make the small things big, and make the big things small.”

I like that. That’s a good motto for life.

You think life is all about the big dramatic events that alter the course of your life, but really it’s the thousands of small moments that shape who you are and who you’re becoming. It’s the 10,000 steps you take every day– for some, more figurative than literal– toward your eventual destination.

Every day is filled with all sorts of minor inconveniences and frustrations, small joys and heartaches, and a multitude of minuscule blessings that so many miss because they are in too much of a hurry to notice.

God is often in the details and when we slow down enough to notice details, we find God in the ordinary moments of our days. God is in the early morning sunset that takes your breath away. He’s in the smile of a stranger you pass in Target. He’s in the random song on the radio that catches your attention and speaks to you.

Learn to celebrate those small moments. Slow down and pay attention to the details. Remember that God is working through every little thing for His glory and your good.

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