“Come on over,” I said, grabbing the hair dryer. “I don’t want you going outside with a wet head.”
We stood for a few minutes, making silly faces in the mirror while I dried her hair. Curt was busy brushing his teeth. Finally, I gave up. “This old thing isn’t working very well,” I said, setting the dryer back inside the cabinet. We hurried downstairs to watch for the bus.
Later that morning after my shower, I turned on the hair dryer. What in the world? A blast of warm air hit me with such a powerful force; it felt like I’d stepped inside a wind tunnel. After a quick inspection I realized Curt had cleaned the lint off the screen.
How about that? Amazing how a little thing like removing some lint could make such a big difference. It worked like a brand new hair dryer.
I smiled into the mirror as my thoughts turned toward Curt. His little act of kindness had also made a big difference ... to me.
He doesn’t even use that hair dryer. He was running late for work, yet he took the time to do something nice for me. I wondered how many times he had done some little thing that I hadn’t even noticed.
I took it as a good reminder.
Sometimes we just need to pull back from the daily routine of life and take time to notice the little things.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
- Mother Teresa
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