First of all I need to ask a question from you what matters the most in life ? The little things that we do, all the big things that we do or little changes we do. That happens in our life or the big changes that happen in our life. What matters, the most the real answer for this question is. The little things the tiny little things that we do may be good or bad that matters the most in our life. It can change many things in our life in the long run.
Let me give you an example okay in our daily life folding our laundry is a part of the daily life. Imagine if we did not do it. Many people don’t like to fold the laundry, what they do, is they just take it and they just keep it in their room. They don’t fold it but what will happen if you did not do it. It it keeps piling up day by day and at the end of the week. You will have to spend a big time to fold your laundry. Keep your room tidy and also it will it will give you some extra stress when you enter the room.
So what made that stress what made that waste of time not doing. Those little things right. but if we take five minutes for the day to fold our laundry and keep them nicely it takes only few minutes to do. That if we do that what will happen. It will help us to keep our room tidy and to stay a little bit out of stress. So that is why it is very important to focus on these little good things. The Buddha said do not neglect the little merits that you collect thinking. This won’t give me any consequences or any results.
Even the drop by drop collected in a pot. One day that pot will overflow with water. Same as that the little good things that we collect in our daily life. You collect many many good things in daily life. Maybe like giving some foods to a pet, maybe like giving some foods to a family member. Maybe like being kind to a person. That’s a little good thing that’s a tiny thing that we don’t focus on. But when those things collect daily one day our life will overflow with good deeds.
That is why it is very important to focus on little good things. Same as the bad things. There are many bad habits very little ones, tiny ones. We don’t focus on them but especially getting angry. We think oh getting angry and becoming angry is a normal thing, normal part of life. But if we keep on getting angry, keep on getting angry day by day. It will make a habit. We will be a more angry person so that is why focus on those little good things and the little bad things. Because they can make a big change in your long run. So focus on the little good things do them correctly do them nicely and make your life a happy one day.