Do The Small Things

If you’ve listened to our Beyond the Bench podcast you know I have a thing for putting carts away. Some would say bordering on obsession.

I’ve scolded people from Hawaii, Arizona, California as well as my fellow Iowans. I have not discriminated. (The photos in this graphic are from spring break 2022 in Arizona).

We have had fun with it but I feel it brings up a valid thought for today. It’s a small thing to do, takes a little extra time, but the small things are the things that many people overlook or find unimportant.

If we are going to be a servant leader then we are servant leaders in every situation, in every area of life. We don’t get to decide where or who we serve.

We need to serve in every moment and with every person. It means helping those who can never help us and that might be helping the employee who’s job it is to gather carts so we have them for our next shopping excursion.

Do the small things. Put your cart away. Chances are you may find an extra one to put away too. Whether a cart or something else do the little things that others won’t. They matter and make a difference.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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