Little Things

by Mark Weinrich

In our hectic pace, have we branded
small things unworthy of our time.

Remember a musical note, a stitch,
a brush stroke, the sequence one by one
that creates loveliness, warmth,
and inspiration.

Remember the peace of grace-filled words
through encouragement, apology, and
endearment--"Amazing work, please forgive me, 
Sweetheart, I believe in you.”
 
Remember the momentary actions,
the pause to think before speaking,
the eye-contact that says you’re listening,
the hug that says, “I know you’re hurting.”

Remember the little questions,
when the silence is overwhelming,
“How can I help you? How can I pray?
Do you need a break?”

Remember the little attentions
that celebrate and show how
you value one another.

Remember the power in a seed,
its will to rise and multiply
for from the soil of little things
God in love will grow
our lives together.

Mark Weinrich lives a creative life as a writer, photographer, musician, and artist—all wrapped together in an outdoorsman. He is a retired pastor and nine-year cancer survivor. His writing and photography have appeared in over 130 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.

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