The Importance of Little Things


For want of a nail, the shoe was lost.

For want of the shoe, the horse was lost.

For want of the horse, the knight was lost.

For want of the night, the battle was lost.

For want of the battle, the war was lost.

For want of the war, the kingdom was lost.

All for the want of a horseshoe nail.

Forms of the above poem date back for many centuries.  According to “all things knowledge” source Wikipedia the poem dates at least to the time of Shakespeare’s Richard III in 1591 and possibly to the death of the Monarch himself at the Battle of Bosworth in August of 1485. Whatever the date or origin of this proverbial poem it rings of truth.

The point is obvious. Little things make a difference.  Individuals matter by what they do and what they do not do.  The point has application in your life and in mine as we serve the King of kings in His Kingdom here on Earth.  Ask yourself this question, “Am I doing my part?”

– Scott

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