Last updateDom, 24 Jun 2018 2pm

Reflections: It's all in the little details

As I get older, I am more and more convinced that it's the little details in life that make all the difference. It's the card I received from my Tia Olga the other day. It came just at the right time, because I was having a rough day. Or it's the text message I received from my father telling me that he missed me and loved me. Or it's my son Leo telling me that I'm a good mom.  All those things make the world go round for me.

I'm such a simple person that those are the things that keep me motivated every day. Listening to the message my grandma Petra left on my voicemail makes me smile and perhaps cry a little bit. These are all reminders to me that I am loved, that I mean something to someone. 

I could live off these these little golden nuggets of love for the rest of the year, I'm sure. It's those little things that feed my soul, that make my spirit hopeful of another day of life. All these persons in my life are all manifestations of God's love.  God truly has had mercy on this soul and has blessed me by giving me kind and caring family and friends. 
As for the mean people I've encountered along the road?  They are not a part of my life, as I don't tolerate such nonsense. Should I come across someone unpleasant or negative, I'll always be cordial because that's how my mother taught me. 
I like to think that the love I receive from my family and friends is reciprocated. I most definitely give love without expecting anything in return, and when I do receive something in return, I always embrace it with open arms. Those little unexpected gestures are the best. What's funny is that they usually come at just the right time. It's as if the universe is telling me, "Don't give up. I believe in you." 
It's a wonderful feeling to know that there are people who believe in you, who have your back. I wish everyone could feel this. If you don't, maybe you need to open your eyes and be more receptive. When life gets you down, remember there are other people rooting for  you, cheering you on. Think about all those little "details" of life that make you smile.