I read a quote recently that said: "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." It made me think, as a mom of 3 now I spend most of my day taking care of little details. Take that to mean the little people or all the little things those little people need. Either way, I'm taking care of little things all day.
It can get monotonous, and sometimes I find myself dreading the starting of another day when all those same details need to be taken care of all over again. The same people need another cup of juice, and their hair and teeth brushed, and their fighting yelling selves put into time-out. I am not happy to admit that, but I know it's something a lot of other people can probably admit to thinking. (Whether you're a mom or not. Sometimes starting a new day is hard.)
But then I also read something on facebook the other day that kind of smacked me in the face. I spend too much time feeling sorry for myself about all the "details" that I have to take care of. Sighing over another mess to clean up, crying because I'm tired. I'm human, it's gonna happen I know. But the article I read said the problem isn't with those details, it's with my attitude. I can choose to thrive in this job I've been given, and let myself be used to bless the little people I spend the often monotonous days with.
They may be small, these kids and the details, but they are vital. And in pouring my life and time into them, it's given back to me multiplied when I get to watch them turn into something big.