I really love this song. I think it’s got a great message to it. How can you not agree with these lines:
“It’s the little things
That mean a lot.
It’s what you are
Not what you got.”
Besides that I think the performance is pretty adorable as well. Even though it’s only a year younger than my father…
Anyways, whenever I hear this song I tend to mull over the phrase “the little things” for just a minute or two, and I come to realize that it really is the little things that mean a lot. Not just the little things we see in other people, but the little things that happen in everyday life that can really just brighten up your day and turn your frown upside down! 😉
I’m posting this song for a reason, and that would be to share with you my little list of little things that make each day just a little bit more special than a regular day. They also remind me just how fortunate I am, and that makes me want to complain a little less (but not stop entirely, because my daily life is practically based around complaining).
The Little Things:
-Waking up in the morning still under the covers
-When you work in a restaurant and someone tells you “Thanks for the great service”
-Falling asleep with your adorable cat right beside you
-Opening a hardcover book with gold edged pages and hearing the paper crack apart for the first and only time
-The first sip from a cup of ice-cold water when you first get home from work
-The first sip of coffee in the morning when you’ve had far less sleep than required
-The taste of hot, homemade chocolate pudding
-Inhaling cold, crisp winter air on a snowy day
-The smell of cut grass
-Cookies and milk
-When everyone in the comic store knows your name and file # and just hands you your stack of comics without having to ask you
-Getting a text from my sister (who lives a 12 hour drive away) every couple days that usually says: “Hey you fat cow” or “Hey poop face”.
-When my brother (who lives a 6 hour drive away) texts me a funny picture of his cat or dog
-Knowing all of the lines when I watch Star Wars
-Getting an e-mail that says I have a new comment on my blog
-Flipping my many calendars over to the next month (even though some of them have been hanging on my wall for 6 years, it’s still nice to get a change of view)
-Reading the first line of your favourite book
Of course there are many more “little things”, an infinite number actually, that can really get passed by when you’re worried about getting that assignment done on time, passing that test tomorrow, having patience with an angry customer and so on, but every once in a while it’s nice to just stop and think about these little things, for it really is the little things “that mean a lot” and make life worth living.
So now, what are the little things that make you smile throughout the day?
Thanks for reading!