Small Things

“Don’t sweat the small stuff,” they say. Show me a person who doesn’t notice the small things and I’ll show you a person who notices nothing.

In my life, in the last twelve months, I’ve had some major events, most of which I’m able to deal with without issue. It’s the little things that impact me the most. It’s easy to say the little things aren’t important, they should run off your back. I disagree, the little things are the ones you deal with from day to day, moment to moment, instant to instant. Those are the things you reflect on when you take a moment to breathe.

In the last couple of days, I have been hypersensitive to the little things. Not making them bigger, mind you, just more aware of how the little things affect me. When things I have asked for, haven’t been done. How things I’m told cause me to react. I guess you could say that I’m more reflective on my setting, my surroundings and more aware of my state of mind.

Shostakovich and Stalin
(Used under creative commons, thank you Mait Jüriado!

I’m not sure why these changes are happening at this precise moment or, why I felt inspired to write about them to you. But I thought I would tell you that I’m watching the little things, because the really do matter.

Some people do all the right things, even the small stuff. Some people miss the mark because they can only see the big picture.

At least they do, to me.

If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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One response to “Small Things

  1. You have a point I have to agree.

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