Maybe we should sweat the small stuff.
That small stuff is, after all, parts of the whole.
Our work, casual comments, attitudes, and wasted time are small chapters in the story we tell with our lives.
Letting the small things slip by for a few decades is like writing a chapter without concrete intention. Nobody wants a life like that.
Understand: Everything matters.
“‘Don’t sweat the small stuff,’” Jones said with disdain. “That’s a lie that’ll ruin your life.” He looked hard at me again and locked my gaze with his own. “Your choices, your words, and every move you make are permanent. Life is lived in indelible ink, boy. Wake up. You’re making little bitty brushstrokes every minute you walk around on this earth. And with those tiny brushstrokes, you are creating the painting that your life will ultimately become—a masterpiece or a disaster.”
-Andy Andrews, The Noticer Returns