Little is Good

Monday I was asked three technology questions in the middle of my quest to pursue a totally different career where I have no answers…nothing coherent that is. I was thrilled and I fixed the problems in lickety-split time.

I felt big again—not little and insignificant like the other days.

When I called my granddaughter “little one”. She said, "I’m not little, I’m bigger now."

But, I’ve been thinking; little can be good, too. Really.

I have a little brother, but he’s way taller than I am.

Little houses are the best homes, I think.

Most little dogs believe they are mighty.

A little debt is better than big.

Taking little steps to accomplish something important to you is a good idea.

When you are little you aren’t expected to know all the answers.  That's good.

Little isn’t all bad when it means you continue to grow.

Baby steps or giant leaps. Which way do you like it when starting something new?


  1. Hi Teresa .. little isn't sad .. little grows to big - maybe not physically .. words of wisdom, solving others' little queries .. one small step at a time = a giant leap for our kind - on a path to the future.

    Little people, small steps .. better and bigger success and more wisdom .. cheers Hilary

  2. Such a good point, Teresa. When we're growing, who cares how little we are! I hope everything settles down for you a sounds like you've been having a really rough time at work. And no one should FEEL small.

  3. I like the baby steps. To me I learn more taking it slow and easy than I do if I try to learn too much at once. Little is good.

    Thoughts in Progress

  4. Oh that doll, she just says it all!

    I like baby steps, thinking my way through as I move along on a project, journey. I think we're more inclined to absorb it all as we go this way. I feel like with giant leaps, I'm missing something, some detail I might need.

  5. Usually I take one giant leap and then fall back doing baby steps :) Being little makes it hard to find clothes sometimes :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  6. I think little is GOOD if you are growing, but not if you are clinging. I remember when my daughter was a baby and I took her to see a friend with a toddler and the toddler kept saying "No, I'm the baby," and trying to push at my daughter... My friend was indignant when I tried telling her daughter 'no, you're a big girl'--not sure WHY they were both clinging to that baby thing... But i think embracing it for a time is great!

  7. I adore little. I love those little samples of things. I'm smitten with tiny little anythings. If ya take baby steps your not overwhelmed.

    I love this!!!!

    Your granddaughter know that one persons little can be another's big!

    God bless you day sweetie!!! :o)

  8. Brilliant post! I love it!
    Great thoughts and I totally agree with you.

    It's just the little things that make a difference. Thanks to you, today I was reminded how easy it is to be happy when you value the little
    things in life.

    B xx

  9. Mmmmm. Nice thoughts. While I prefer giant leaps so as to arrive soonest (whatever the destination), I believe baby steps insure one enjoys the journey and doesn't miss anything important along the way.

  10. I'm all about the baby steps... taking things slow just to see where things go. :)

  11. Little steps - I'm too cautious to just jump into anything.

  12. A friend said always remember how you eat an elephant...what, I asked.

    She said tackle tough things the way you would eat an elephant, one bite at a time!

  13. Baby steps all the way. Too much too soon spells disaster. Dare to be little in a big world.

  14. I love little!

    Thank you for capturing in words how my heart feels every day.


  15. Sometimes God calls us to humble ourselves. I totally get what you are saying, though. Just remember the bigger picture :-)

    This is very similar to what my husband is going through. He's going from being a Dr of Chiropractic and owning his own clinic to wanting to be a nurse. So he's been volunteering at the local ER and applying for entry level jobs as an ER Tech or CNA. Not that one job is above or below the other, it's just he's going from being at the top of his profession of 12 years to starting at the very beginning of another. But in the end, we have to try to look at things from the spiritual realm too and know that as long as we follow our heart and God's leading, then we are doing what is right.

  16. Little by little is the safest way to go since it's easier to fix mistakes before they get out of hand.
    And little debt is much better than big debt while no debt is best of all.

    Tossing It Out

  17. Great post, Teresa! I like the picture too. Little steps and slowly growing is the way I like it best.

  18. Love this post JW.

    I recently heard a quote "She is rich not who has the most but who needs the least"

    That is you!


  19. Since I'm so late getting over here, I took time to read all the comments, too. Great ones with all kinds of different perspectives. Like almost everyone, I usually like to take little steps, too, when beginning something new. But sometimes, there's nothing like taking a leap and learning by doing.

  20. I am a baby step gal until I feel comfortable and get my bearings. Then I'm in with both feet.

    Liked the photo of the wing chair - those chairs seem to be stalking me lately!

  21. I commented twice on your last post and I am now doing it again :>)

    I just wanted to say that I love reading about you exploring spirituality in your words that you right.


  22. Sorry...

    that last word would be write...

    hmm no spell check here.

  23. Very thought provoking. Thanks. I prefer little steps because I can become consistent with that course before adding another unfamiliar step. Should I make an error with a baby step I don't have to go back as far to repair it.


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