To go Big, Love the Small

“There are 100,000 stars in our galaxy, and more galaxies in the universe than there are grains of sand on earth.”

I heard this quote recently and had to stop and think about it for a moment.  When I heard it, it occurred to me just how small we are, just how small our experiences are in the grand scheme of things.  It would be easy to say that it all means nothing, because we are so small that we have no impact at all.

So, what does it all mean? And how do we find meaning i anything at all, when our existence is so small? Before there is an existential crisis, I think life is very meaningful, but it depends on how you look at it. And I think we have to find meaning in the small

I think we find meaning in the small. Because we are small, in the grand scheme of things. I have long said that life is made of the small moments, the tiny, perfect happenings that happen in between planning and living.

And if you think about it, it’s true.  The big moments in life – weddings, funerals, babies, engagements, long vacations, beg promotions, they don’t happen that often.  So if we are just waiting for the big moments to make us happy, we will be waiting for quite a long while.  So we must find appreciation in the perfection of the small.  Life is found in the space between seconds, the air between the raindrops and the breath before the kiss. Life is found when we notice how wonderful it feels when our love holds our l=hands or touches our face.

Life is what happens while we wait in line and hear our favorite songs, or when we are driving and it is the perfect day.  It is a lazy Sunday morning with those we love, it is our favorite movie, and extra buttered popcorn.  It is the sound of the waves and a good book.  It is working hard and the satisfaction of a job well done.  Life is a great concert, a glass of wine over catching up with a good friend.

We may be small, but our lives, our hearts are are big as infinity.  Because we hold an infinite ability to love and appreciate. And entire world can be held in a single smile, and a universe contained in the eyes of your lover.

These are the moments that we remember. These little wonders are what feeds the soul and fill our hearts with all that matters.

Want to make your life big? You heart big?  Your love big? Then notice and love the small

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