“little” things

“Little Things”


Sometimes, I wonder, what happened to the little things?  When I say little things, I really do mean the littlest things.

What happened to those big hugs, please & thank you’s, and holding the door open for the person behind you? What happened to spontaneous road trips, handwritten letters, and talking without the cell phone? Or, when was the last time you just laid on the ground and admired the beautiful, big sky above you?

I guess the real question is,  when was the last time you actually took a moment to appreciate them?

Those little things that should be big things, but somehow our society has redefined them.

Lately, i’ve been seeing how much time we obliviously spend looking past these things. Our generation has been living off of the motto, “bigger is better”. I wonder how long it will take us to realize, it’s just not true.

Our plans always seem to be getting in the way. Everyone keeps striving for these extravagant lifestyles, and going for these big dreams. Don’t get me wrong, i’m all for having dreams. I, myself have too many to count. My life consists of step by step plans for almost every week. If I didn’t have them, I probably would go crazy.

The difference is, I don’t live off of them. I try not to miss all of the things going on around me while always waiting for something bigger to happen. If you spend your life waiting, you’re forgetting to live. Living in the moment is one of the greatest gifts we’ve been given, yet all we manage to do is take it for granted.

Through my short sixteen year life span, I’ve began to realize how much I have missed by not living. Small moments, small things, small memories. Through my short sixteen year life span, I’ve began to realize just how not so small they all are.

THEY ARE SO BIG. SO, SO, SO, BIG. 

I want to start prioritizing living in the moment, and less for the future. We only have so much time in this world, and with these people we love so dearly. We only have so much time to be young, and be stupid while we still can. We only have so much time to appreciate those long drives, happy birthday cards, and big smiles.

We only have so much time.

I wish people would understand it’s okay to sit back, and admire the view. There’s only so many sunsets, and stars. There’s only so many small moments that you’ll be able to remember, until you can’t anymore.  There’s only so many belly-laughing, rolling on the floor laughs you’ll be able to share with the people you care about the most.

There’s only so many of everything.

Maybe it’s time that our society realizes what seemed little, is actually bigger than we ever imagined. Maybe it’s time for us to see that what we consider ‘big’, is actually what’s really small.

DSC_0561Maybe you just have to live for the small things, like being called pretty or someone picking up the pen you dropped or laughing so hard your stomach hurts, maybe that’s all that matters at the end of the day.

sincerely,

the girl who gets inspired by staring at stars

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