It’s the Little Things

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A few years ago, we passed this lovely lady as we drove through Kruger National Park in South Africa. I was quite content to watch her from a respectful distance.

Lions, highly skillful apex predators, are responsible for over 250 human deaths a year in Africa, and I had no interest in becoming one of her statistics!  But do you know which animal kills the most people by far? The mosquito. More than 500,000 people a year! In fact, the mosquito kills more people than all the other animals put together. In nature, it’s the little things that you need to watch out for.

And so it is in relationships. It’s the little things, for better or for worse, that make all the difference.

There is accumulated power in a small gesture here, a few words there. The little actions add up. This is just as true for the positive as it is for the negative. On which side are you making the most deposits?

As we each take stock of our “statistics,” ask yourself how satisfied you are with your current relationship accounts. Are you ready to make a shift towards the positive?

It’s never too late, or too early, to change your course.

Happy Failing Forward,


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