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Little Things Matter

It’s Easter this weekend, and all the candy is on sale, and I’ve been good about not binging on the chocolate eggs, and now it’s a buy one and get one free situation.

So I bought a bag of chocolate eggs, buy one get one free, and gave it to someone that works in my building.

And that person was so grateful, and happy.

I kept the little things that matter going, and when the elevator in the lobby opened I let a women go in first. Usually I go by age. Older people go first. But she might have been younger than me. So when I said, “After you” she looked stunned.

When the doors closed she acknowledged it like it’s not a frequent thing. Which I get. She said, “Thank you. That was really nice of you.” And I thought about nice. I was not trying to be nice. I was trying to do the mannered thing. Be civilized and step it up with opening a door for someone younger than me. Shift the daily narrative.

Little things matter.

Little Things Matter

Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough , Undressed, and I'm Not Playing.

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Loberg, E. (2019). Little Things Matter. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 5, 2020, from


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