Friday, March 05, 2010

the little things

Also posted on Widow's Voice

It's the 'little things' can that drive you mad or madly in love.
The way his jaw clicks when he chews. Or the way he tucks your hair behind you ear as he assures you that it will be okay.
The way he feels compelled to tell you how to solve a problem when you're venting. Or the way he stares at you from across the room with a smile touching his lips and you know without words that he loves you.
It's those little things that hold you together - a pair. The little secrets. The little stories. The little comforts.
When your love is gone, dead but certainly not forgotten, those 'little things' sometimes remain.
Today, I found one of those little things....tucked into one of my books. One of the hidden messages that we'd hide for each other to be found at some unknown later date.
And it reminds me that it's the little things that can soothe a soul. Mend a heart. Dry a tear.
So today, I'll do some little thing. And maybe it'll make a someone some time.


indybarb said...

What an awesome gift to receive this little note. You are right. It is the little things that can make such a difference in someone's life. Thank you for sharing and reminding all of us that creep on your blog to do something little to make someone smile.

I still think of you and your little family so often and continue to follow your blog but haven't left a message in awhile.

I am hopeful that this weekend brings you lots of smiles : )


Barb Chivers

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for the reminder, and the inspiration.

Poppy and Mei said...


Cadi said...

Yes, what a difference these little things make... like the Christmas bulb he left behind...

Anonymous said...

That note is so incredibly beautiful, Jackie.

xo, Tanis

Rach said...

that note is perfect . Xxx

Marissa said...

what a gift. i suggest you frame it & keep it near for the days when you really, really need the reminder.

much love honey muffin.