The little things make all the difference so often for me. It's the little everyday things that can cheer me up or lighten up my mood just enough to get out of the hum-drum-ness that can infect my daily life. Right now, my mini succulents and cactus, my daily Tazo vanilla rooibos tea (courtesy of Starbucks), and my Cream of Wheat breakfasts are brightening my work days.
Recognizing the power of little things reminds me of one of my all time favorite quotes from Stranger than Fiction.
As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything
was going to be ok. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in
routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for
Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can
still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving
gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort,
not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken
secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction.
And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the
subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much
larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives. I know the idea seems
strange, but I also know that it just so happens to be true. And, so it was, a
wristwatch saved Harold Crick.