In just the last week alone, I’ve realized that:
If you bake allergy free, it’s a good idea to Google recipes every so often because you end up finding amazing things. Like a new way to prep flaxseed meal that no cookbook had ever mentioned that makes all the difference in the world. Seriously, check this out if you bake sans eggs. That whole “set it aside for 3-5 minute thing” is in the past.
If you travel the world but don’t see the US, you’re missing out. Sunday’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown would have been amazing whether or not you’ve spent time in Detroit. It made me feel so lucky that I have. Regardless of whether you’ve been to there, or have any connections to the city, you should see it. React to it. Worry about it. Be inspired by it.
If on Monday you have coffee with your fellow screenwriter neighbor talking work and Sunday’s episode of Bourdain, and then on Tuesday get help from another neighbor who used to move furniture in bringing home a a heavy but fabulous antique piece…you luck out in the neighbor department. Seriously.
If you grew up adoring the Sound of Music and are furious about the upcoming NBC version, or like me and my sister preferred Annie or Gypsy any day and don’t really care about the remake, it doesn’t matter. “A Complete Curmudgeon’s Guide To The Sound of Music” is going to be a link you post to your Facebook wall. Trust me.
And now, five great things someone else said about the little things:
You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. – Andy Warhol
Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you. -Lao Tzu
He who does not wish for little things does not deserve big things. – Belgian proverb
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. – Arthur Conan Doyle
Being content is perhaps no less easy than playing the violin well: and requires no less practice. – Alain de Botton
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