Today author Linda Kaplan Thayer reminded me of the value of the little things in life. In her book, "The Power of Small," she argues that paying attention to details brings big rewards to companies and individuals. Thinking big is so 2008, she said.
"Think big, big picture, don't sweat the small stuff," she said. "Look where that's left us, big bankruptcies, big trouble. If just one woman had read the fine print we wouldn't be in this mess."
Take big problems and chop them into small pieces. Give yourself the opportunity for little rewards. Collect small change.
Stop and chat with your Barista.
"We look for the big moments. We rarely enjoy the small moments," she said.
"It's like throwing out seeds every time you do one kind gesture, one small deed, you don't know how it's going to flower."