There’s this clip in the film (that’s played at Christmas) Love Actually, that keeps coming to my mind. When we go over ‘small things’ it’s often to emphersise the beauty in them, like miniture art works, bees on flowers or noticing freckles on someones face. All these things we can marvel at, appriciate and love in the moment.
What I want to go over is the things we think about that are small, however we have blown them up much bigger till they take up our whole head space of thoughts
In this clip, the little boy comes running into his Dad to announce his big plan of playing in a band and getting a girl to fall in love with him, the Dad says how fantastic it is then mentions that he can’t play an instrument. The boy responds with ‘Just one tiny insignificant detail’ and goes onto learn to play drums and of course win his love of a girl.
Sometimes it takes good writing and a child actor to highlight many details are too small or unimportant to be worth consideration.
Take problems we have in life, or circumstances such as sometimes I see where I’m living or working to be a BIG deal, I think about it, I focus on all the annoyances but when I really think about it, it’s temporary. When I explore it as a ‘tiny insignificant detail’ I can get on with things that are significant and important to me, I allow things to unfold and trust that things will change when it’s the right time to.
There’s a line that a friend often puts on Instagram that I feel cuts through a lot of uncertainties, insecurities and general life anxiety, it’s such a great reminder
You are exactly where you need to be at exactly the right time.
Let’s take this notion into our week, or weeks ahead of the whole year. The coach and entreprenuer Sean Whalen puts it really real way in the video below.