It’s a little saying of Oprah’s I’ve heard her share so many times and one I find to be so profoundly true. You see, anyone can make a gesture or offer that is kind, but it’s when they go above and beyond in order to make you feel like you matter so very much, when they take the time and the care to ensure this deed leaves you feeling like you are infused with joy that you know love has indeed been woven into every detail.
One of Oprah’s “What I know for sure” lessons (all of which I adore!) focused on this humbling offering when she built her Academy in South Africa – she knew these underprivileged girls deserved a first class education, but more so, she wanted them to feel secure and loved. That’s why every single detail of this mammoth project of Oprah’s was personally overseen by her. Because love is in the smallest acts, from the architecture right down to the artwork.
When you go that extra mile for someone, when you put your whole heart and soul into a project, even when you simply set the table for dinner with family but take the care to add some personal touches, that, my friends, is showing how much you love. Show you share your joy and heart with people by doing the little things that end up making someone feel like a big deal.