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stress, tiny things

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Golda Meir, a former Prime Minister of Israel, is famously quoted as pointing out the power of tiny things.  One version is “People who think one person can’t make a difference have never been to bed with a mosquito.”  (In recent years versions of this quote have also been attributed to the Dalai Lama and Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shoppe.  But Golda Meir said it first.)  There are now mugs and t-shirts you can buy online, using a version of this quote.  Hopefully, the effect is to encourage people to do their part– to make a little difference where they can.  Tiny things can have huge impact, whether positive or negative.

As you well know, a tiny thing can ruin your finances or your day.  Look at the destructive power of a carpenter ant or a termite, either of which can help destroy a home.  Think of the nail that punctured your tire, and you spent an hour or more at the shop, getting the tire repaired or replaced. Think of the small screw that somehow got into my garbage disposal and jammed it; a contractor saved me hundreds of dollars by locating and extracting the screw!  The garbage disposal began working perfectly!  It was waiting for relief.

In September, I had a pipe spring a tiny leak inside a wall.  You may need to look closely, to see the enthusiastic squirting water (may look like a cobweb) in this picture:

Image by Kebba Buckley Button. Pipe leak inside a wall.

The inside of this wall had been dry for at least the 17 years I have owned this home.  But this tiny stream of water soaked the carpeting and walls, half of which had to be hacked away.  So what caused the pipe to breach?  We’ll never know. But I believe a lot of little “random” events are actually the Divine giving us an unrealized gift.  Not only did my insurance get the pipe repaired, but it also provided me new walls, paint, and flooring for the entire bedroom, master closet, and laundry closet.  Plus a nearby vanity.  I recognize this escapade, which took 6 weeks to “cure”, as Heaven’s gift to me of a $12,000 fresh bedroom.  Thank you, God!

On September 12, I walked on a small wet spot on the bedroom carpet.  I could have been annoyed.  But this tiny thing made a great difference, being the catalyst for rebuilding most of my master suite.  I am not the least bit annoyed, as I am with the occasional visit from a mosquito.  I am not resentful.  I am grateful! I have a new bedroom to enjoy.  Let’s be alert for tiny things that look like a problem but are actually turning into great gifts.  Do you have examples you would like to share?  And that’s us, ever more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!  


Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert, holistic healer, and award-winning author who celebrates life.  She has a longtime natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within:  Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine.  The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office.   To email us, kebba@kebba.com .

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