It's The Little Things
Start writing a post
Student Life

It's The Little Things

Enjoy Them

4
It's The Little Things
Sam Allen Creates

Have you just every stopped and smiled or gotten really happy over something someone did? It was small and yet it made you whole day. You are probably thinking about it right now as you slave over school work. That one little thing is making you smile.

I have always heard of focusing on the little things in life because you'll look back and the big things won't seem that important. For me it is when someone holds the door open for me, watching Ralph the Rex, and time in the bible make me happy. It's the little things from day to day that make me smile and not worry on the big. It just makes me happy and fills my mind.

Little things from day to day make our world go round. We don't realize it then but they have such a big impact on us. We get so focused on the here and now and more importantly, what is to come, that we loose focus the things that make us laugh.

Go through your Instagram or Facebook. What do you see? Most of the posts are moments of your life that are happy. You are boasting about something small things. You are hanging out with your friends, going out, reading a good book, binge watching Netflix, or just even lounging around all day. Those are the small things. The time that you enjoy.

It's the time that I non-stop watched every single episode of the Nanny with my sister over my holiday breaks. I don't remember much about the show but I remember running up and down the stairs with a new bowl of popcorn in between episode. I can't tell you what grade I was in or what classes I took, but I can tell you I had fun on that little short break. That little short week compared to 9 months of school is what I remember.

I could not tell you what class I took last semester or what the grade was on my exams. They were so big and important and yet, now they aren't. They were big things that took up so much of my time, energy, and mental capacity that I nearly missed out on the small things.

We as millennials are lucky to have social media. We have a way of being able to go back and remember the small things. We can be happy. On my way to work I always check my Timehop. It allows me to see posts or things I did years ago on this day. I get to see how quirky I was and I think back on the good times I had. While some posts are not the most positive because I was a crazy teenager just like you all were, most posts are happy!

So get out there and make sure you notice and enjoy the little things and try not to worry about the big things.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

75341
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

138889
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments