The Little Things

So the other night, and when I say that I am referring to my Saturday night. Having had a very interesting Thursday and Friday I decided that I would stay at home, chill, eat a burger and watch a bad Chic flick sort of movie. So I was flipping through the channels on my OSN box and came across HITCH – just starting.

For those of you that haven’t watched or even heard of HITCH it is basically about a date doctor, played by Will Smith and a tough gossip columnist, played by Eva Mendez who, through certain events in the movie meet up, start liking each other, find something out about each other, fight, break up and then in a moment of self-realization admit their love for each other and end up living happily ever after – not much different than the usual chick flick story line.

Perfect I thought – just what the doctor had ordered. So as I sat on the couch eating my mushroom n Swiss burger, going through the number of things that I had to do the next day at work all the while attempting to watch the movie, even though I knew the plot line as through I had wrote it myself, Will Smith said something that I thought was interesting, here it is –

“Life isn’t about the breaths we take, it’s about the moments that take our breath away.”

At first I thought the line was super cheesy that the burger I was enjoying so much, almost came out the way it went it (excuse the graphic imagery) but then I thought about it – how many of us actually take the time to relish and appreciate all the little things in life that make us happy but that we are too busy to notice?

The quote resonated with me, sometimes, I get too caught up in trying to do everything all the time. Making sure I deliver the best I can at work, coffee with friends, dinner with family, drinks with colleagues and I allow life to pass me by. I focus too hard on getting through the day in a manner which for some reason I think is the way it should be that I forget to take notice of everything else around me such as, amazing weather, friends getting married, a child laughing so hard in the park that I can’t help but smile, a dog playing with a cat, a bbm from a friend I hadn’t heard from in a while – all the things that should be what matter in life.

So I have made a decision, by no means am I going to alter my life drastically, but I am going to take a couple of minutes every day to let life take my breath away.

YUK – saying that made my morning coffee almost come back up – but hey, food for thought that I thought I would share!

"Enjoy the little things in life"