The movie Zombieland gives rules for how to survive should there be a zombie apocalypse. Practical advice, to be sure, my favorite of which being the rule “Enjoy the Little Things.”
Such a simple concept, to enjoy the little things, yet it’s been something I have been failing miserably at lately. There is no reason why I shouldn’t be able to find piles of stuff per day to smile at if only I make the choice to notice them. Today I was driving in my car, singing along to the CD, and it struck me–that brings me happiness. Quite a lot of it, actually. I ate a piece of cake tonight. Cake makes me smile. I saw people that I enjoy, made plans with a friend I haven’t seen in far too long, wore an outfit I’d been looking forward to wearing…these are all small things, but they make me happy.
I think we miss out on a ton when we choose to only get happy about little things. God made everything–the big happy things, like weddings and news of new babies, but he also made the little happy things, like cake and red shoes. There’s nothing wrong (and perhaps everything right) in taking notice of the little things and choosing to be happy about them. Big bad things are so very easy to find when we look at the world around us, but when we’re aware of them, little good things are all around too. It’s just a matter of what you’re looking for.
So take a lesson from a movie about zombies. Enjoy the little things.
Til next time…