The little things

Recently I picked up a copy of Poor Richard’s Almanac. It is a categorized collection of Benjamin Franklin’s wit and wisdom (read more about the history of the Almanac here).

Franklin writes, “Beware of little expenses: a small leak will sink a great ship.”

I started thinking about little expenses and quickly realized that this is a transferable principle! It has multiple applications!

Financially, stop drinking coffee and see how it impacts your budget!

Spiritually, carve out minutes a day to meditate on a Scripture and see how it impacts your life!

Relationally, date your spouse every week and see how it impacts your marriage!

Chores around the house, do one small thing a day and see how quickly that “to-do” list shrinks!

The little things are a big deal!

One more word on this matter from Franklin:

“For the want of a nail the shoe is lost; for the want of a shoe the horse is lost; for the want of a horse the rider is lost.”

What would have happened if the rider had paid attention to the nail in the shoe?

One thought on “The little things

  1. a great lesson and idea,

    the rest of the last quote, for want of a rider the battle was lost, for want of a battle the kingdom was lost, and all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

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