You know I’ve heard this saying all my life, but it doesn’t surprise me that there is a lot of truth involved. As I was growing up, my parents used to say that just because I was smaller than many people didn’t mean that I wasn’t as powerful. If you need a case in point, look at Simone Biles. She is an American gymnast who is tiny in stature but mighty in the gym. Her presence is not limited to the gym only. Her perseverance and determination set the tone for many young women and men. She may be tiny, but she is a force to be reckoned with in the long run.
The same can be true for those who have dealt with a tiny tick. It’s incredible how many people ticks kill every year. It holds much power for such minute insects as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. And if you ignore your body, it’s easy to miss when you’ve been bit by one. Various symptoms come into play, but one thing remains true. Ticks can be tiny but mighty and deadly. If you have been bit by a tick, I hope you pay attention to your body and get treatment. Tick bites are nothing to play with throughout your life.
Another example of a small but powerful item is a mustard seed. When a mustard seed is in its early stages of planting, it is incredibly tiny, but it grows into a healthy plant. The Bible contains a passage about a mustard seed. It states, “He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” ~Matthew 17:20-21” Many things that are small have significant outcomes. Assuming is dangerous because we sell them and ourselves short when we think that people cannot break barriers. If I had no faith, I wouldn’t even attempt to put myself out there for scrutiny. If I didn’t allow myself to believe in God, I wouldn’t know what or who to put faith in because of the empty feeling. Faith is not something that we can measure. There are times when I have struggled hard with faith and felt like I was alone. I suffer from a mental disorder. While I don’t talk about it much, I know that God has my back. I don’t expect you to believe what I do because it’s a personal journey. But small things in this world can impact all of us at different ventures in our lives.
Small animals leave big imprints on our hearts. Sometimes, children go the most miles for us to travel. What I mean by this statement is children can help us go places we might not otherwise explore. I’ve often heard and commented that children often have more wisdom than adults. They aren’t as afraid to call things as they see them. They have yet to have their minds tainted by people who have a plan. The wonder in a child’s eyes can transform hearts. The gestures kids and animals both make can turn our worlds from feeling hopeless to hopeful. Unconditional love and conversations both change hearts and minds.
As you start this Monday, I hope you look at little things differently. If you see a spider, don’t freak. Look at the positives that the spider provides. Life is full of small wonders that offer significant opportunities. We have to be open to seeing the world through a different lens. A microscope can show you things that the naked eye can’t see, but they exist. Maybe that’s why we all are so different. We don’t always see what makes a person unique or powerful, but we can see how that person affects us. Have a great day, everyone.