I have recently been thinking about how much people these days think about the big stuff. Like how your life will turn out. What grades you get in school. What kind of person you are. These things are definitely important but as we're brainwashed by all of these big, important, sometimes frightening things, we tend to overlook the things in life that are little, special, and not meant to be overlooked.
These days you can't go 10 minutes without seeing someone texting on their Smartphone, or typing madly on their computer. It gets harder every day to find people who smile, who laugh, just for the sake of being happy. Girls at school gossip about who asked who out, who said what, who lied, who's a B-word, and who's not. But have you ever wondered why they do that? It's pleasure, sure, but the only reason it's pleasure is because they're getting the pleasure of indulging in thinking of someone else's pain besides theirs.
I might be over-thinking this, but to me it seems like no one ever enjoys the peace and quiet of a calm day anymore, no one enjoys the LITTLE things in life that count. Like going out to lunch with their mom, or laughing so much that they cry, or even something as little as the good feeling when you're driving and there's a thunderstorm and when you go under the bridge the rain pauses for those couple of seconds, and it's so surreal if you think about it, but sadly, most people don't.
Ultimately, you're not going to care about some drama you had in 7th grade later in life. You're going to care that you made the right decisions. You're going to learn that back then, you should have appreciated the small things. As Taylor Swift said in her 2010 country album Speak Now, there are so many things that you wish you could have said at the time, when you should have said "I Love You" or "Goodbye" or anything else meaningful you should have said at the time.
It's sad, the way that people are slowly being detached from this way of living, being taken over by endless text messaging, Internet addiction, and lots of other sad things. Even I sometimes catch myself gossiping or obsessing about who asked who out or finding I'm addicted to technology.
But, it's the little things in life that count. Like eating a perfectly iced cupcake on a Sunday afternoon in the fall, closing your eyes and letting its sweet taste take over your mouth, forgetting about everything else.
love, love, love,
(PS. You might be wondering why I'm writing a post on a Wednesday afternoon when I'm usually at school. :) I actually have a day off today, so that's why...heheh)