It Is the Little Things that Count

Sometimes the biggest life lessons come from the most unlikely situations. I learned this during my first semester after about two weeks of having an assigned chapel seat. Each day I would come in later than all the guys in the row, and upon seeing me, as all gentlemen do, they would stand to let a lady to her seat. Although they did this willingly, I felt terrible inconveniencing them this way when in reality, as I had seen other guys do, they could stay seated if they wanted to.

Finally one day I asked my chapel buddy why they do this. He looked at me with a polite smile, almost as though he had thought about this before. He shrugged his shoulders, suggesting it was no big deal, and replied, “It’s the little things that count.”

I had sat in a row of gentlemen, and gentlemen stand for ladies. It is a small thing, but it shows a girl the difference between the gentleman and every other guy. It is a small thing but makes a big difference. Truly, “It’s the little things that count.”

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.

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