How Are the Little Positive Things Actually So Big?
Because all the little positive things add up and are more frequent than the big things.
The little things are often taken for granted.
One of the few downsides to moving where we live now was being far from one of our favorite restaurants. It’s an amazing Thai place we used to go to at least once a month that also offered delicious dim sum on the weekends.
Following one of the craziest months for either of us, my wife decided we needed to go out for dim sum. I did a little Google searching and found a place. It was only 10 minutes or so from home, so we went for it.
As soon as we walked in, we were convinced we chose well. The tea was perfect, the dim sum was fantastic, and we had an amazing brunch.
In the same shopping plaza, there’s a large Asian market. We decided we needed to check it out. And wow, It’s amazing.
This was maybe two hours out of our Sunday morning. And in the grand scheme of things — little positive things, really.
No big deal, right?
Actually, this was a big deal. We did something little that made us both happy and content and started the week off on a good foot.
These little positive things are the easiest positives to find. And rather than take them for granted — recognizing them empowers them to be much bigger.
It’s all too easy to get focused on looking for, finding, and/or creating big positive things. Buying big-ticket items like homes and cars, starting new relationships, beginning new jobs, and the like often get all the attention as worthwhile positives.
But they are once-in-a-while, sometimes even once-in-a-lifetime events. Are those the only positives worth giving our time and attention to?
These are not, by any stretch of the imagination, all that life’s about. There are everyday and regular happenings that are little positive things. And these little things all add up.
Positivity, like compound interest and gratitude, appreciates. Like both, giving more gets you more, too.