Guest Blogger

Little Things

October 25, 2013


We’ve heard it being said a million times that in life, it’s the little things that matter most, but somehow, the simplicity of this wisdom seems to elude us. We have become too busy and our lives are too complicated; I reckon, it’s time we touch base with basics.
This week, someone randomly approached me and told me how my blog posts have contributed into making him a better person- that comment made my day. Those few minutes I spent talking to him were some of the greatest moments of my life because I never imagined that a small girl like me would make such an impact in someone else’s life with mere words. Such a little thing but a big impact.

As advanced and technology savvy as we are, maybe there is a chance we could go back to basics, maybe we can do “old school” a little.
Maybe we can go back to greeting people and showing kindness to strangers. As ambitious as we are, maybe we need to reevaluate our priorities and make time to be around our family members while we are still here. Maybe our freedom has become too heavy on our shoulders because we don’t know what to do with it. We’ve evolved but few are truly happy. We live lavish lifestyles but we’re in debt. We know a lot of people but we are lonely. We drive expensive cars, but what is driving us?

Let’s uncomplicate our lives a little… Let’s park our cars and take a walk. Let’s talk, let’s inspire each other. Maybe we can admit that technology that technology is no substitute for human interaction. Let’s have face to face conversation as opposed to sending each other smiley faces. Maybe we can make each other laugh instead of filling our silent moments with music. Maybe we can bring holding hands and making eye contact back into style. Perhaps it’s possible for us to spend time together cooking, instead of going to restaurants. Maybe we can go somewhere beautiful and just marvel at the beauty of creation. Maybe we can stop trying so hard to be what we aren’t and appreciate those who celebrate who we are. Maybe we can pay attention to the little things…

In our quest to accomplish big things, let’s remember that life is made up of little things: a smile, a hug, laughter, an act of kindness…or in my case, something as silly as writing my name on the sand…

Love Always,
Nono Cele
Twitter: @Nono_Cele

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