March 5, 2014

Slice of Life | Day 5


A small thing that makes a big difference is...

a handwritten note with encouraging words

an understanding smile after a long day

an unexpected treat in my mailbox

a shared giggle at something silly on TV

a full gas tank when I get in the car

a mixed-up conversation around the supper table


10 comments:

  1. I love this idea for poetry. Writing it must put you in a better mood. Just thinking about how happy I am when I get in the car and my gas tank is full has put me in a better mood. (It would be even better if my gas tank actually was full.)

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  2. What a lovely poem of gratitude....I love the line about the full gas tank...yes that is among the great gifts we can give someone!

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  3. Oh Loralee, your posts always brighten my day. Today your post touched me!! I'm going to comment on the same line as everyone else, but for a different reason. The "gas tank" line...my dad died seven years ago. He was married to my step-mom, Lindsay at the time of his death. He loved Lindsay so much!! I remember him telling me that every Saturday morning, he'd take her car and wash it and fill it with gas. He felt like it was a little thing, but it made her happy.

    Thank you for reminding me of that story this morning! You are such a blessing!

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    1. What love!
      Thank you for sharing that sweet story!
      YOU are sweet!

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  4. So sweet and true - those little everyday moments need to be recognized and treasured.

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  5. You have motivated me to fill up my daughter's gas tank as a surprise for her! Your list is a terrific example of the power of lists that include just simple things. Thanks for that!

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    1. Thank you, Melanie!
      Your daughter is going to love it!

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