It Doesn’t Take Much

My mother would always remind me not to let little things bother me. Of course, at the time, I was too young to understand the wisdom of those words as I would protest I was trying to rid myself of those “little things,” thereby getting rid of them so that they would bother me no more.


The fact is that many of us share my propensity to react to little upsetting things with the explosive fervor worthy of penitents seeking forgiveness. However, we aim to impose penance rather than forgiveness on the source of our anger.


After all, people are the root of our grief and anger.


It doesn’t take much to upset us.


It could be a comment, an opposing point of view, or a Yankee striking out at a critical time.
It doesn’t take much.


But we are compelled to remember that, It doesn’t take much.


It doesn’t take much to set off a wave of joy and happiness in our hearts and mind.


Perhaps it’s a little boy who imitates the face you make and makes it on cue when his mother says, “Make Pop’s face”?


It could be the look of frustration that a little boy has when you are not quick enough to skip ads on YouTube that makes you laugh out loud.


More likely, it’s the texts and selfies he sends to me when he grabs his mother’s phone after a FaceTime call.


It doesn’t take much.


Whatever caused me grief in the past has long since been forgotten.


It may appear that it doesn’t take much, but in reality, a transformation occurs whenever that little boy walks into a room or appears on my phone.

It Doesn’t Take Much but it is a miracle all the same.


It’s very much indeed and such a nice thing to think about on a Monday morning.


Have fun, everybody.

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2 Responses to It Doesn’t Take Much

  1. Lou Fabrizio says:

    You are absolutely right. The freakiest thing is when your grandchild does something and you are immediately transformed through time and you swear it was the exact look or action of your own child when they were that age! Enjoy every moment!

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