The Small Things

I’ve had a bit of writer’s block lately. For someone who loves to write, and is expected to write, it’s definitely a predicament. I’m not the kind of writer who actively searches for inspiration, I do much better work when the ideas come out of nowhere and strike me. This is exactly what happened to me last week. You know that the universe is telling you something when you hear similar sentiments from separate people on three different occasions.

In life there are those big things that you look forward to; things that have an impact on your life; they’re very significant. There are also the small things that happen each day, that most of the time you don’t really think twice about. But I find these small things sometimes mean the most.

I’m talking about the times where you ask someone how their day is going and it turns out they’ve had a really bad day and just talking about it for a few minutes seems to change their mood. Or when you send someone a quick email telling them that you miss them and they respond that they miss you too, or it made their day to receive your note. I experience these small things in the gym. I see and interact with many people on a daily basis. There are so many times when the little things boost me up; laughing with someone after they tell a joke or a funny story; or hearing a song that really gets me pumped up to workout or coach class; or talking to someone about food and clean eating.

These small things are what you take for granted on a daily basis, but mean the most in the big picture. Send someone a text message or give them a phone call just to say hello. Ask a friend how their day was and really listen to the answer. Send a big smile someone’s way from across the room.

The small things are where it’s at.

A blast from the past. Blink 182 All the Small Things

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