The trivial stuff…

The sun sets on another day…

I was thinking today about little things. Lots of little things. Those trivial items that mean very little to most, but a lot to you. To me, in that case, there are a lot of things that may seem trivial, but mean a lot to me. From pictures to trinkets, the little things sometimes have a massive meaning associated with them. From small to large, sometimes the small is large, and vice versa. Why?

I am not sure about everyone. Some people feel that way, some do not. Some people are excited about little things, some are not. Some people have trinkets that mean something, some do not. It varies, more than a little. For me, I had very little, so little things meant a lot. As I grew up I found that I still had very little. The first big thing I ever got was a Mamiya MSX 500. I remember how proud I was to be getting it and excited I had saved my money. I bought it from Sears when I was 15, and it kept it perfect for some time. Another item was a puppet duck, my father had it when he had a store called “The Hucksters Trunk”. I used the duck and made it look real to sell many of them in Metamora Indiana. After he died it was given to me and I enjoy it often.

There are other things. Cards from people, small gifts that mean something. Things from my father, the thing is each item has a story, and each item helped shape who I am. One of the more important things I have are books and movies. I will readily admit I have too many. thousands upon thousands, but each one I remember, and each one shaped an opinion, or helped me deal with a circumstance. In the last few years I have added hundreds of indie author books. These people took chances and made a difference to themselves and often to others. In the end, their hard work means something. At least I believe it does.

So as the sun sets on another day, look for the things that seem trivial, and realize they might not be so trivial after all, perhaps they are things that have defined you and made you a better person. My only suggestion is share them, tell the stories, make others understand so those things that were important to you live on forever, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, laugh hard, and play all you can…

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