“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” — Vincent Van Gogh
I’m learning more and more at Madison that life is truly compromised of a million little things that make up the greatness of life. It’s not the big events, it’s really the small things that shape who you are and how happy your life may be.
The bathrooms at College Library are poetic, as far as the scribbles on the walls are. All of the writings girls have left are all positive – about how things are all going to get better. It’s a strange place to put it, but it is a nice boost whenever I have to use the bathroom.
It just reminds me how helpful a positive attitude can be. Last Thursday was one of those days that was just fantastic. The sun was shining beautifully, I got to catch up on plenty of errands, and I just realized it was just going to be a great day. It’s been great to realize that I have the power of determining what creates a good day.
And today was one of those days where the small things made everything great. I got to sleep in, and after waking up (even after a morning nap), Sam and I went to breakfast at Mickie’s Dairy Bar. Such good food — we both were extremely full after going…which led me to my second nap that occurred right after finishing this past week’s episode of 30 Rock (so good!!! go watch it!!!), and right before we started watching Pawn Stars on netflix.com. Sam just let me sleep, constantly rubbing my back and ensuring he was awake right next to me as I was in a deep slumber. It was nice to just sleep and recharge my batteries — it seems like forever since I’ve really been able to do so.
We got going after my nap, and went to Ragstock on State Street. Sam got his Halloween costume gear (Friday: Bernie Brewer, Saturday: Dwight Schrute) and I ended up walking away with some badass cowboy boots that were only $10. Mind you, I need to get some insoles for them, but otherwise, it was a nice investment for a great pair of boots. And yes, they are deeply inspired by the Ingrid Michaelson concert I attended last night.
It was a day full of the small things. Of getting Sonic for dinner to satisfy my cravings of french fries. Of eating a birthday cake with a makeshift match because we had no candles. Of sleeping because I was sleepy. Of doing whatever necessary to get through the day happily. And that’s a perfect day.
Like Jack, I Reaganed today. And I couldn’t be happier. All of the little things just went so right, but all because I believed they could be. And that power, which seems so insignificant, does wonders to your day, your week, your year, and your life.
This song is life changing.