The Smallest Things


“I’m feeling funny,” she said.

“Funny? What do you mean?” he asked.

“Like I’m going to be sick,” she said. And before she could go on further, she puked all over him.

He didn’t blink, but went to get her a glass of water and a wet towel to clean up. Only then did he clean himself up.

She was most apologetic, but he just brushed her apologies aside.

Now on days when he seems cross with her, and she wants to be cross with him, she finds it hard. She always remembers this little episode with love and gratitude.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart, don’t they?

 Writing for the Write Tribe Wednesday Prompt.


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  1. This is a fabulous point. My life is full of instances like this, which help me stay totally calm in the worst situations. Always remembering the silver linings.


  2. Tell me about it! These small incidents makes u let go n not pick up fights! Brrrrrrr

  3. On the dot. Smallest things fill up your heart.

  4. C, that is sooo adorable isnt, it?
    how can we stay angry over stupid things our loved ones forget or goof ups when they love you soooooooooo much.. Thank you for the reminder.. I am going to be on a thank you trip today and wish I be a better human being too.. Hugs ^~^

  5. This is such a beautiful and wonderful thought. True, actions like these means a lot… they touch you and overwhelm you so much! 🙂

  6. Wow! Now that is love indeed. Having someone puke all over you, and remember to wipe them first. I could only display such love after becoming a mother. But to do that to someone you haven’t given birth to? Super.

  7. Oh they do and this is such an adorable story!

  8. Kalpana Solsi says:

    I loved your post Corinne. shows the love between them.

  9. yep! Beautiful story!!
    It always helps to remember.. I did just that 2 days ago and I walked away feeling very good! 🙂

  10. Such love! 😀 makes me warm inside.

  11. A short and sweet message, very profound.

  12. Oh yes, it is always the smallest things that matter the most ! And usually we form impressions of others based on these small things !

  13. What a lovely write 🙂 I have a great husband that is much like the man described here. It does make it hard to get upset with him when I remember how much he always puts me first 🙂

  14. So true! Love how you didn’t say what their relationship is so that this story could really apply to anyone.

  15. so true corinne ! small acts of kindness makes a lot of difference …. beautiful story

  16. Lovely, Corinne! With just one incident, you’ve made such a profound point. Loved it! 🙂

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