I stumbled upon this quote while I was in college. I have no idea where it came from, but I immediately wrote it down and kept a copy of it in my day planner.
Become not weary in doing that which is small
for only persisting in that which is small
do we lay the foundation for that which is great
Too often, I find myself worrying about the big things: having the right house, the right car, the right wardrobe, the right gadgets, etc.
But, this quote reminds me that it is the small things that really count. If I make a small effort to keep my house clean every day, I'll never have a huge mess to clean up. If I make a small effort to lose 1 lb a week, I'll lose 52 lbs in one year. If I take one second out of my day and smile at a stranger, I might just make their day. If I make dinner, I know my husband will appreciate it more than anything when he comes home from work. If I read one book to my daughter, she'll love it just as much as if I took her to Disneyland.
Never underestimate the small things in life.
The small things are what build character. The small things build lasting relationships.