In conjunction with the many posts exhorting you to dream big (see Archives), your Angels now wish to speak to you about the beauty of small steps to attain your very big dreams. Why speak of anything small in a culture that is currently crazy over extreme sports, worships over-the-top behavior, and envies living large in every way, shape, and form? Being social creatures, we watch this on the TV and think, “why can’t I do something big and important instead of just showing up every day for my job, doing dishes, and walking the dog?” By TV standards, our lives are dull to the point of monotony, our stable relationships boring to the point of somnolence, and our personal aspirations puny to the point of absurdity.

Your Angels counter with the idea of “small” because the outlook presented by TV behavior is unrealistic. Such attitudes are counterproductive and truly unsustainable for the normal person with modest resources, too many commitments, and the usual burden of guilt and low self-esteem. In terms of semantics, there is also a confusion in associating the word “big” with the word “important”. We have been conditioned to believe that big, splashy deeds are important, while small, consistent deeds are hardly worth the effort. One of my faithful readers, Sonia, who has given me permission to relate her story of the frogs, has just such thoughts as these. Wanting to get out in the world and make a large impact on people, she says that instead, she has spent more time than warranted on searching for frogs to rescue.

She writes, “during the night inevitably some little frogs have jumped into the pool and can’t get out. If I don’t get them out of the pool, then they will drown. I have begun to fully appreciate this small gesture in regards to the universe. I want to get out in the world and make a HUGE impact on people. Maybe the frogs are my people? It’s not a big deal to me, but to the little frogs, it’s the world.” She then wonders whether she might be one of my “frogs”, one of those who are touched by the Angels’ messages through these posts.

My thoughts at the time of receiving this message were dark, indeed. I was sitting alone in my office, writing, in isolation, messages inspired by Angelic guidance, yet no one seemed to be reading them. My family could not be bothered. After the initial excitement, many of my friends found the messages too stuffy or humorless. One commenter advised me to spice up the writing, not understanding at all that I am just the typist, not the author, and it is not up to me to tell the Angels how to modify their style for entertainment, rather than didactic, purposes. In this disheartened state, I received clear Angelic guidance to just keep writing, keep on with the small steps, get the Angelic messages out to the world, one small post at a time. They let me know that someone, somewhere will appreciate the posts and will benefit by them, if not my friends and family. Then Sonia sent me that touching message, wondering if she is one of my little frogs, one who is touched by the Angelic messages presented so lovingly for all to read. That was all the proof I needed that these humble posts are vital for a weary world, one reader at a time.

A tribute to the beauty of the small can be found in this inspiring poem written in 1845 by Julia Fletcher Carney, which I quote in part:

“Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

Thus, the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
of Eternity.”

This entry was posted on Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 11:35 pm and is filed under Angels, Guides, Positive thinking, Spiritual Power, Spiritual Practice. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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3 Comments(+Add)

1   Sonia    
September 23rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Thank you for reminding me of this 🙂 🙂 ..

2   pam bousquet wood    
September 28th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

It is so important if not detramental to our spirit to remember it is the smallest, little things that matter the most in life

3   Jean Leslie    
October 1st, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I love this quote!

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