WHY LITTLE THINGS MATTER
It’s pretty easy to discard a whole lot of details when we can’t figure out the facts. Everything gets muddled up and the beauty or result we expect to gain from the task or an event doesn’t sum up seeming like scattered pieces of papers. Writing this piece got me a little agitated as I planned to meet up with time. It turned out not to be so. So I decided to listen to music, figured it wasn’t helping. Went online, wasn’t helping either so I decided to watch a movie I’ve had on my phone for quite some time. And if the only thing I got from the movie was to ‘listen to my heart and not my brain’, I presume it was worth my time.
So, here it is. Straight from my heart.
The moments we spend with ourselves, our little weird thoughts and crazy choices, boring jokes you laugh at with your friends and the times you got drenched by the rain walking and stumbling, the novels that made you cry while you read.
The cup of hot chocolate you couldn’t make successfully or the noodles that came out as not-the-dream-noodles (my territory) the days when you wake up super excited and kick start the day. The good hair day, a hearty conversation with a stranger, dancing, a walk in the evening, staring outside the window gazing at the sky. When good songs play on the radio and the commute to office or class is no longer about the traffic. Bonding with family and so much more.
All these adds up to make up the things we consider to be big. Listed below are a few ways to get the big things while valuing the little ones.
Appreciating every moment: There are definitely going to be bad ones, the ones you feel like hitting your head against the wall. And there would be good ones too. Yeah, when you think or act like you’re on cloud 9. At the end, every moment is worth it. A friend of mine would always want to give a speech of “your story is beautiful”. She’s talking about life though. I could shrug and pretend I didn’t hear the latter. Truth is, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing now, the little steps, the stupid mistakes, will add up. And would be a beautiful story truly. We’ve really got to appreciate those small moments.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”- Oprah Winfrey
Tell the truth. To yourself: For the times you’ve not been truthful to yourself, you know. The times you have, you also know. If you’re thinking the universe revolves around you right now, well, it does. For the past months, I’ve been able to get a better grasp of myself and understand me more. Remember that saying about ladies being a big stack of books you can’t just finish studying? Yeah! So true. I’m a ladysmiles Truth is, at different points, I can tell what I’m doing right and what I’m not doing right. So can you. You know. You just know. You always know.
Comparison Sucks. Stay clear: she got that heels, he got the stew and she got the blah blah blah blah. You’ve got you and an entirety of whatever you have. Appreciate them. You’ve got things nobody has.
“If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want”. -Unknown
So that’s a rap. Hopefully, you smile more and count your blessings. For me, I’m gonna start the count with you Chum.
PS: The first draft of this article was written roughly twenty two days ago. mybad
PPS: I’ve been cooking noodles I wouldnt want to eat. Whatever happened to my noodles talent came back.
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