Never ig­nore small things

Tempo - - World - Mar­i­lyn C. Aray­ata

“WATCH the lit­tle things; a small leak will sink a great ship.” – Ben­jamin Franklin

A small wound can make a per­son feel very un­com­fort­able for days. It may even cause an in­fec­tion, and if not prop­erly di­ag­nosed and treated, can lead to death. Small but fre­quent and un­nec­es­sary pur­chases can lead to fi­nan­cial dif­fi­culty.

Many times in our lives it’s the small things that cause a big trou­ble – the small wound, lit­tle pur­chases, lit­tle lies, a drip on the floor, a dog or in­sect bite, a small win­dow that is of­ten left un­locked. Th­ese are just small things that when ig­nored, may lead to dif­fer­ent prob­lems.

Never ig­nore small things, es­pe­cially if there are chil­dren around – thumb­tacks, sta­ple wire, medicines, and clean­ing/dis­in­fect­ing prod­ucts. Never ig­nore the great in­ter­est shown by a stranger and his un­com­fort­able in­quis­i­tive­ness. Don’t di­vulge too much in­for­ma­tion. Lis­ten to the “small voice” that warns you and makes you doubt some­thing. Some­one said, “Pay at­ten­tion to your gut feel­ings. No mat­ter how good some­thing looks, if it doesn’t feel right... walk away”!

What are the small things that you have been ig­nor­ing for days and weeks now? What per­sonal com­mit­ment do you in­tend to make in or­der to prevent lit­tle things from be­com­ing big prob­lems?

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