It is the little things in life. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Seriously, a smile can change someones entire perspective. It’s a sweet note left on your car after a hard day of work and classes or a, “You know, you’re doing a great job.” It could be as simple as telling someone you’re going to be busy for awhile rather than not talking to them. Big things aren’t nearly as important as the little ones. They don’t seem to make a difference at the time, but looking back, I remember the little things. Little things make my day. I don’t need some big gesture of appreciation, in fact, I’m not a fan of grand gestures. I just want something little, some small thing, to remind me that I am doing well, or I’m appreciated, or loved or whatever. Like, last year someone knew I was having a bad day and so he came to my workplace and dropped off a coffee for me. It was one of the nicest things someone has done for me, and it meant so much! He went out of his way to do something nice, and I think we need more of that in the world.
Life gets in the way. I’ve used that excuse many a time. I think I actually used it a few weeks ago. And it’s true. This year I have A LOT on my plate. In addition to bestowing my wisdom upon all of you, I have work, 19 hours of school, RA duties, Student Ambassador responsibilites, not to mention clubs and Grizzly events, like athletics and programs and community events, etc. But that doesn’t excuse anything. It’s my life, and I’ve taken on all of these responsibilities, and now I have to account for all of them. It is no excuse to ignore friends and family and whatever else is in my life. That is something I learned quickly. Friends and family, etc. are the ones that lift you up when your responsibilites get you down.
This school year, I’m going to try to do more of the little things. The world needs that. Besides, seeing someone smile because of something you’ve done is one of the best feelings in the world. Causing happiness is something that is so easy, yet so fulfilling. Make the world a better place. Pick up a piece of trash, write a note to that person you admire, smile at someone, let your friend with weird music taste control the radio, do something little and I promise, it’s totally worth it. Making an effort pays off, even if it’s just feeling good about yourself. But I think it’ll mean something to the person on the receiving end, too. It’s like that Brice Lee song! Err, Lee Brice. He doesn’t dance, but he did so he could talk to this girl! That’s freaking sweet, and you know how easy it is to dance with a girl you wanna talk to?! Pretty easy, because even if you’re an awful dancer, we find it dang adorable!
In summary, enjoy life. Have the responsibilites but don’t let them define you. Let loose sometimes and enjoy what you have worked so hard for!