top of page

It's the Little Things

You've heard the phrase before- over and over again, I'm sure.

It's the little things!

The smallest things take up the most room in our heart.

Good things come in small packages.

Yada, yada, yada.

Cliches to the MAX.

And yet, there is an undeniable truth held in each of these sayings.

There is a tiny spark of motivation that ignites from the words.

There is a peace and a simplicity that manifests upon believing them.

Today, I ran into my aunt at the gym. She was doing her thing, killing the game on the ab mats. I was just about to begin my routine with a sweet bed head hairdo and a decaffeinated brain (the struggle was real this morning, y'all).

Well, instead, we ended up talking for a good twenty minutes.

About family. About trials. About life.

(Sorry to anyone in Planet Fitness who got to hear our life entertainment though!)

After we talked, I only had about 15 minutes to workout before I had to rush out to class, but I was so grateful to have had spent those moments in her company. I rarely get to see her, and the conversations we dove into were able to give me a sense of peace about the issues that exist in our family and lives at the moment.

Something she said stuck with me all day: "Life's too short, you know?" (Disclaimer: she used to be a life coach, so she's totally allowed to use cliche motivational talk...she makes it sound good too!)

And, she's right.

This life really is too short.

So, I ended up not having too long to workout.

Instead of letting this bother me (oh well, now I won't have a toned six-pack by the end of the day), I did what I could, and was thankful that I got to spend time with my lovely aunt. I can workout any day (yay...), but I don't get the opportunity to spend moments with my family every day.

It was twenty minutes of my morning. But it was everything I needed today.

These are the small moments that make up life.

These are the little specks of time that can begin to mend our worries and nourish our souls.

So after this short moment in time, I decided to spend my busy day attempting to intertwine any little things I could to ease my ambitious and complex mind.

Here's what I did:

1. Got myself a coffee from a local coffee shop rather than Dunkin' (sorry DD, local coffee tastes better!)

2. Rolled my windows down and blasted country music

3. Held the door for an elderly woman

4. Used my half hour break to go to another local coffee shop, and just sat there, enjoying the ambiance

5. Read some of my preferred novel rather than the 5 million other ones I'm being forced to read for school right now

6. Bought myself a new bookmark with pretty flowers

7. Ate pizza- because I wanted to. With a side of ranch

These are my secrets to success.

Number 7 is certainly the most important of this list.

Kidding. Not really. But, what I'm trying to get at, is these are little moments throughout my day- but they made the biggest difference in my attitude.

Taking time (holding the door literally took thirty seconds...) to do something for others out of love, or even for yourself is so important in the restoration of your mentality.

Everything in my life isn't fixed. This isn't an abra-ca-dabra post holding all of the answers of the universe. But honestly, there was nothing else I could've done today to change any issue in my life. So, instead, I allowed those anxious and negative thoughts to be suffocated by positive ones.

The positive thoughts that birthed from the smallest moments in time.

The conscience decisions.

The little treats.

You know, in the Bible, there are many references to the mustard seed. Jesus said if our faith is as tiny as that seed, it can move mountains. Wow. Imagine what a small gesture of love toward yourself and others can bloom into.

"Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches." Matthew 13:32

Take thirty seconds out of your day to text a loved one.

Take two minutes to just breathe and take in your surroundings.

Take five minutes and detour to a new coffee shop that may just leave your taste buds in heaven.

Life's too short not to.

That's why I ALWAYS eat the cookie- you know?

And you should too. You're welcome.

You'll be surprised what treasures and peace you can find in the tiniest of moments.

x o x o


Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page