I've got a thing for the little things.
It took me a while to realise that some of the greatest things in life lie on our doorsteps, in our pockets, in the kitchen draws, in our gardens...
I grew up in a big city, playing football for my national team, and travelling the world - I was often surrounded by big and imposing things - but little did I then realise that we don't always need big things to fill our hearts or minds.
The little things are ignored and taken for granted. They seem little when we compare them to our world, life, and dreams. They are everywhere, come in many forms and are easily accessible to all. They can be an Object; Action; Belief; Knowledge; Feeling; Concept; Strategy. They are mouldable and mobile to your life - for ALL.
Be it the mouthful of food that takes you back to your childhood dinner table, the bonsai tree that ignites creative flow for a writer or the test score that turned a high school failure into an entrepreneur - the little things contribute to a final outcome, whether that be happiness, achievements, or just putting a smile on someone's face.
How can we use the little things in our lives?
Acknowledging the little things is the first step to truly unearthing their untapped potential. We must always Appreciate them - love and gratitude is the key to an open heart and happy life. Apply the little things to our lives - matching them with the journeys we are on and dreams we have. Finally, we must Act on or with the little things - this stage is when we can create the biggest change in our life. Action - is when you know you are using the little things to create something big in your life.
So, what's in this blog?
In each post I will uncover another accessible little thing. I hope to open your eyes to these things that have potential beyond their size. I will break down the essence of each little thing and share examples of when they have performed beyond their size in my life or the life of another - the hope is that you will acknowledge, appreciate, apply, and act on them too - seeing the not so little impact they can have in your life.
You can read it, skim it, or just procrastinate over it, but one thing I guarantee is that if you give it the chance, this blog will challenge the way you look at all the marvellous little things that come along in life.
Why me? Because I love the little things. To acknowledge these things excites me because I know how beneficial they have been for me, and can be for you.
Although I use my name in the title I do not attempt to stake a claim on every little thing in the world - which is why I left out a little thing, like the apostrophe.
Every little thing you may find in your life is yours!
Join me as we uncover, to the world, the little things in our lives that have a not so little impact after-all!