These are the little moments during every day that I anticipate and hold dear:
- the first and last sip of my morning coffee (Keurig rocks!)
- when every boy is in their school place and the house is quiet (aah, the bliss of it being totally mine!)
- the initial moment when each boy returns from his day at school (I mentally snapshot their faces as they reappear)
- sitting down to dinner as a family (a sweet circle of 5)
- getting all the boys to bed and chilling with my hubby watching our favorite tv shows (and our list is quite lengthy)
I love these moments. These little moments that make up my every day. These little moments that are on rewind/play. Little priceless, small moments.
With the topic of live small on my brain, I asked my boys what they thought it meant. Simplistic wisdom often comes from their 12 and 10-year-old brains. They responded with:
not reaching your full potential
not quite making it
not being all you can be
Great answers but totally missed the mark on my target here this month. So right off the bat, let’s clarify what it means to live small:
- To live small is to realize that I’m not the center of everyone’s universe, to understand that biggest is not always best, to refuse the world’s mantra of more, more, more.
- To live small is to live humbly, to have the attitude of Jesus, to embrace the true order of the universe, to validate God’s compassionate bigness and my undeniable smallness.
The word humility in Greek is
(try saying that one! click here for the pronunciation whew!). It means:
1. the having a humble opinion of one’s self
2. a deep sense of one’s (moral) littleness
3. modesty, humility, lowliness of mind
Being humble is having a deep sense of my smallness. A true estimation of who I am compared to the bigness of God. Realizing that the world does not revolve around me. Releasing a serve-me mentality for how-can-I-serve-you. Not owning an inflated sense of worth that expects certain treatment but operating out of gratitude for all the God has done.
Humility, living small, may just be the doorway to everything great.
See you tomorrow for day 3!
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