Sunday quotes: A Saturday full of little things

Half the joy of life is in little things taken on the run… but let us keep our hearts young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us. – Victor Cherbuliez

Yesterday was one of those nice days that you thank the Universe for, and it was a great reminder that the big things in life are wonderful, but they happen less frequently: taking notice of the little things makes the difference between a good life, and a great life.

A clear, chilly morning and a great cup of coffee on the porch before heading to rehearsal.

A good rehearsal of a good show. Taking moments that are good, and making them better with the collaboration of a good team.

The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things. – G. C. Lichtenberg

A surprise text message: “Hey, you Downtown? I have a free ticket behind home plate, wanna come?” You bet! Turns out it was no problem that I would be rehearsing for the first part of the game, got there in plenty of time to sit about 12 rows back behind home plate and see 4 innings of baseball in a beautiful ballpark. Even though our team got hammered, the place was sunny, packed with fans – the mood was light, the company was good.

The evening was full of Quality Family Time: laughing over burgers, sitting around the neighbor’s bonfire for a while, relaxing on the couch with my family, grossing out my daughter with my eye (I apparently sneezed too hard and burst a blood vessel in my eye, so it looks all yucky and zombie-riffic!)

An early bedtime, listening to the Tigers win the second game of their double-header.

For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great. – Gasset, Jose Ortega Y

Nowhere in there was there a giant life changing event. No big holidays, no one won the lottery. We didn’t suddenly get a new dream-job or celebrate the success of anyone’s efforts on a project. Instead, we had a day full of simple goodness: quality moments, with quality people – smiles with loved ones. I wouldn’t change a thing.

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault

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