Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Life is about the Details

I'm reminded again and again that life is all about the details. Walking into a B and B and finding a miniature covered pedestal plate with cookies stacked inside gave me an instant homey feel.

Maybe it was the cookies, maybe the miniature container, or maybe it was the care.

Knowing that someone did a little something extra, something they didn't have to do, that no one would have missed, always makes a person feel loved. It's that little extra, the thing most people wouldn't think about, that makes all the difference.

I discovered this many years ago, through observation and reading books by authors like Alexandra Stoddard. I try to find ways to give this little something extra to those I interact with. I'm more successful some days than others. I guess we all are.