Rule #32 – Enjoy the little things
Have you ever experienced one of those days where everything seems simply too much to handle? Those unbearable moments that seem to consume your entire soul and find you on your hands and knees beseeching your maker for some kind of release. Those “please let Armageddon strike now” occurrences. Those times you long to hibernate within the safe, warm trenches of your duvet and pillows.
Can we ever really plan for anything? We try and life turns around with a severely disenchanting, Heath-Ledger-as-the-Joker-like smirk plastered to its face and releases a hearty chuckle. We merely wander aimlessly through time and space while contemplating life’s little curve balls. We could spend all our lives negotiating the human condition and suffer self-induced aneurysms attempting to discover the ‘meaning of life’.
And then, just when you are about to throw in the proverbial towel and fling your exhausted onto the ground in a defeated slump, a sliver of sunshine peeks out from behind the cartoonish rain cloud hanging over your head. Something happens that sort of makes the planets realign again.
It’s different for everyone. Maybe it’s slowing down to watch a flock of birds dance across a cloudless sky; or bumping into an old friend you haven’t seen for years; or breaking open a steaming, fresh bread roll; or feeling the first drops of rain on your face before a cloudburst; or maybe even finding the last Twinkie left in the world. These are the moments that allow us to step out of the fog and appreciate the things that make life bearable. These are the unsung instances that represent the beauty of life.
My life philosophy? To quote Woody Harrelson’s character, Tallahassee, in Zombieland, “Enjoy the little things”.