A year has passed filled with life-altering events, sweeping, massive changes, and many other significant things. The scope and scale of these influential moments in time will be remarkable for decades to come. Don’t be surprised how many appear in your children’s history books. One of the most divisive presidencies the world has ever seen, game-changing technological breakthroughs in medicine and electronics, and of course, a pandemic the likes we haven’t seen in over a century. With all these big things, what would help with healing our minds and souls? Little things.
Movie theaters are sadly disappearing from the retail landscape. With the genuine fears of being a viral spreading venue, the little things that replace it are perhaps just as good or better. We’ve seen the resurgence of drive-in movie theaters, movie night in the park, and the good ole fashioned movie night at home. An excuse to spend more time with family and friends is just what we need as a society to take as much positivity away from a tumultuous year.
We may find ourselves surrounded by the same people being quite grating to one’s sanity. Still, the evidence of your annoyance is that you might be less affected compared to the hundreds of thousands of other families. That solace might be a little thought in your mind but let that little thing grow into a big something, and as we celebrate the new year that you can find the patience for those whose company you keep.
Little things are hard to appreciate because, inherently, they are hard to find. The principle that it’s the little things that matter is truer now than ever before. The changes we make in our lives can be the blessings we might have needed. It was an everyday affair that we suffer through, the commute to work, the harsh fluorescent ceiling lights bathing us in their headache-inducing glory as we toil away in our confined workspaces. Now, for the majority of us, home is the new office, and the stress you had to endure behind a thousand brake lights of cars stuck in traffic is gone. Do you miss that? Of course, not a single person would. The thirty minutes, the hour, that you save every day can now be devoted to cultivating your relationships, sleeping in, playing more, collecting pins, and so much more.
So look around your new world and find the hope and positivity that would make this world better after the worst has passed. They’ll be hard to spot past the animosity, pain, and chaos. Look close with earnestness. Let’s call it a reset.