The longer I live,the more I realize that life is made up of a lot of small and simple things. In fact,it’s the little details of our life that really contribute to who and what we become. Most of us focus on the big things;we put our time,energy and effort there,while taking no thought of the seemingly small and insignificant. Yet it’s these simple details that cumulatively have the greatest impact.
Being a Funeral Director,I am often asked how we are able to make the deceased loved one look so good. To most,it would seem there is one big thing we do to make this happen. In truth the answer is that we do a lot of simple things to make the whole appear significant. It’s in the details that the whole is perfected.
Earl Nightingale told the story of a small boy who was pleading with his father to come and play with him. The father was engrossed in the nightly football game and due to the day’s activities was tired and not feeling up to playing with his son. In an eager attempt to occupy his son,the father took the last page of a magazine lying on the table in front of him,cut it up and handed the pieces to his son. The picture was of the earth taken from outer space. The father,upon giving his son these papers said,“Now go and show daddy how smart you are and put this picture back together.” The boy took the papers and retired to his part of the room. In a remarkably short period of time the boy returned with the picture put back together. It wasn’t perfect,but for one so small it was done very well. The amazed father expressed to his son,“This is very good. How did you do it? How did you make it look so good?” The boy replied, ”There was a picture of a man on the other side. As I put the man together the world just came together.” As we put the little things together the larger things,as in this case the world,just comes together.
In our day to day living,let’s not forget the little things. Remember that in doing the small and simple things;the big things tend to take care of themselves. At Pine View Mortuary,we like to focus on the small and simple things,the details that make the big difference. Let us take care of the things we specialize in so that you can take care of yours. Contact us today to see how we can help you. (435) 986-4222.