Termites destroy over 600,000 homes in the United States each year. They also do an estimated five billion dollars worth of damage annually. To put that in perspective, depending on the year, that is more than wildfires and tornadoes combined.
We fear the other two because they have the potential to take a life, but each year the total damage done is far more significant by this tiny insect.
Unfortunately, the tiny things that go unnoticed or unchecked do the most considerable damage to our world and our souls. The quickest path to self-destruction is to pay no attention to the little compromises in your life.
Big issues are scary, and we need to keep ourselves safe. Let us also not forget to check the small dark spaces of our lives for the unseen problems that can destroy us.