Once again, I felt compelled to do something Shel Silverstein inspired. His work is so clever and ironic yet silly and easy to relate with—one of my greatest inspirations.
Never forget to appreciate the little things—they are essential to our success.
If you can’t read my handwriting, the poem says:
There once was a Mr. Big Wig
Who belittled little things.
For the feel of rain, he felt disdain
Feathers never tickled his fancy.
He wheeled and dealed with car salesmen
Stocked up on stock market profits
Two steps at a time, he climbed
The staircase of success.
His ambition was large, but came with a charge
As one day, he was on his way up
He bumped into the most absurd of cases
He tripped on his untied shoelaces
He never learned how to tie them
He deemed the feat too small
And as he tumbled down, he realized
Little things matter after all.