Take care of the small stuff

There is an old English rhyme that goes like this:

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

The rhyme has been around in one form or another since the 14th Century. Since then, there have been several variations on the same theme:  because something small was left undone, something big was lost. 

We don’t go through life thinking of every possible consequence of our actions; we would never get anything done if we did! But we can take care of the small things before they escalate into big things. It could be something as simple as calling a friend or family member you’ve had an argument with to apologize; that person could be your lifesaver in the future – do you want to take that risk? It could be as simple as routine maintenance on your vehicle so you’re not left stranded somewhere with a major problem. In these hard economic times, it can be so easy to let things go and hope for the best. If you think about it, there are lots of examples.

So take care of the small stuff now; before it’s too late.

4 thoughts on “Take care of the small stuff

  1. Once left on their own, small things become major things. How timely as just yesterday, I began taking care of the small 'stuff.' It's like you read my mind! Love this.

Ruth passed away from cancer. Please remove from list

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s