The Little Things

Authored by: Niesa
Edited by: Anwar Mc Noo


“It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
(John Wooden)

Imagine hundreds of puzzle pieces, all sprawled out on the floor. Each of the pieces then slowly falls into the rightful place as we construct it, forming a picture. A beautiful picture. When the pieces of the puzzle are not yet a picture, we look at each of them. Truly look at each of them and appreciate it. However, as it is formed into one, we can only see it as what it is. We only appreciate it as a whole and no longer think of the pieces that made it.   

Analogically, those pieces are the choices, the blessings, the memories and the people that revolve around us. The picture is our life. The choices that we made, the blessings that are granted to us and the memories that are engraved in our minds by the people around us are what made our life as what we know of nowadays. As these little things make up our life, they may no longer linger in our mind.

Now, why don’t we just take a little time and sit back to think and ponder of all the good things that had happened to us. Memories from our childhood, from the times we spent with our families, friends and schoolmates. All of those memories are created due to the love that we get from the people we care. Yes, those are the good memories that we are thankful for. However, did we truly treasure those things? Did we take enough time to thank to all of those people who are generous enough to give us their love?

Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

This song, “Let Her Go” by Passenger, best describes the thing that I intend to express here. As the lyrics say, we often miss and think about the small stuff only when it is no longer there for us. Since it has been around us for too long, we took it for granted. If we do not value these little things now, it might be too late for it one day.
“Thank you”, “Sorry” and “I love you”. These three phrases are sufficient enough for us to express our thankfulness towards others. It is never too late to start this and inshallah, our life will be more fulfilled.

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