Thursday, June 14, 2018

don't sweat over the small things



a paper cut
an unkind word
a stain of spilled wine 
a stubbed toe   
   sometimes small incidents can 
   torpedo an ordinary calm time 

but small things can also lift
and curtain a moment into a special 
day

a reassuring pat on
   the shoulder
a smidge of sunshine leafing through
    summer rain 
a patter of laughter cascading from   
    playground
a slice of homemade buttered bread   
    shared by a friend



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18 comments:

  1. This:
    "a smidge of sunshine leafing through summer rain" and that homemade slice of bread, fresh from the oven I hope.........
    this is all so delicious! :) Lessons for us all -

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  2. I love the small things... that sunshine, and the shared bread.. but the stubbed toe is something is something I dread.

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  3. Thank you Grace! Your poem has already made me feel better. :)

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  4. This is beautiful!!❤️ Your poem makes me smile and dance across the room!

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  5. I love this - especially when you mention the lovely small things of life like a homemade slice of bread!

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  6. More sage advice; thanks. I have a tendency to over react to the small irritants; smile.

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  7. A stubbed toe will get a swear word or three, but then on we go. Little things haha

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  8. Superb! I too love the small things. this is a wonderful and wise poem Grace.

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  9. Good point that small things can go both ways.

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  10. Ah, lovely. the power of small things to change your day. Very wise.

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  11. I love the buttered bread, the number of times that slice of bread has tasted so good. Thanks for this. XXXX

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  12. Small things can mean so much. Lovely!

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  13. Oh that slice of homemade bread- a trip to nostalgia land yay!!!

    Much♥️love

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  14. A deliciously written set of juxtapositions Grace and a treat to read... Over here we might have said 'spilt' rather than 'spilled' wine - which in context here may be more poetic - dunno???

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  15. I love this poem Grace! There is always room for an encouraging pat on the back or kind word.

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  16. Uplifting. This is my favorite part, "but small things can also lift
    and curtain a moment into a special day" I like the visual of a moment starting fresh by a dropped curtain.

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  17. A beautiful reminder, Grace! Thank you.

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