Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Little Bit Goes A Long Way

Do you remember someone telling you that when you were younger? It was usually in reference to some creamy concoction that would be slathered on some part of your body, but it holds true for lots of things, i.e. makeup, spandex, thanks, gravy and other sauces, attention... you catch my drift.

Over the past week in the circles I travel, the topic has been popping up quite constantly "how do you balance work and family?".  Its been on blogs, personal conversations, forums, everywhere.  I just recently told some friends "don't try to be Superwoman, that chick ain't real" (yes I speak in the vernacular occasionally), and another good friend wrote about "Defeating Superwoman: A Work in Progress".

So often we feel the need to do it all, or be judged for it; when that is not the case at all.  If anything others are wishing you wouldn't try so hard so we won't look like slackers.  Maybe if we just take a little bit of the wisdom that our parents doled out about creamy concoctions and applied it to everyday life we'd be a little better.  For example:  A little bit.. of time with your children each day will build bonds that last a lifetime, of exercise each day will make your heart beat a little longer, of compassion will help you see the world in a new light, of housework (each day) will make it the place you want to come home to, and ... a little bit of love makes the world a better place.

Even just a little bit, can make a huge difference.  So maybe you didn't get ALL the laundry done, what you did will still bless your family.  And maybe you didn't blog everyday this week, but the little blurb you put out on Wordless Wednesday or the menu you threw together last week, really helped someone out.  Your time and effort has value no matter how big or small, so do what you can; because every little bit counts, and a little bit goes a long way.

Until Next Time,
Be Blessed

1 comment:

Samantha said...

You are so right about how much a little bit can do in the world. I gave up trying to be superwoman a long time ago. I felt pressured all the time to be perfect.

Now I'm content to be perfectly imperfect. Thanks for sharing your perspective on this topic!