"Dream big but be faithful in the little things" is a favorite motto of mine. In my mind I visualized a picture to illustrate the motto, by contrasting full-grown trees with acorns. Standing tall, clothed in their autumn finery, the magnificent trees in the background of this picture inspire me to "dream big." The acorns and leaf in the foreground remind me, however, that it is not enough to have big dreams. It is "faithful[ness] in the little things" that makes those big dreams possible. Big things grow from little things—every giant oak was once a tiny acorn. And big things are comprised of little things—the radiant canopy of a forest is made of countless colorful leaves.