Tiny Views.

via Photo Challenge: Tiny

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to see everything from a tiny view. Imagine being small and seeing everything else as “giants”. Would it be scarier or much more interesting? As the “big people” in this world, I believe that we often overlook all of the tiny things because we unconsciously make wider [steps] due to our longer legs and larger feet or “wiser” minds as we’d like to think. But what if we could only see everything from a tiny view? What if our steps could only go in slow pace and it were inevitable that we would notice everything in it’s stillness or movement?

OH, HOW ELECTRIFYING THAT WOULD BE…

If only we could see the tiny little things. The tiny valuables that exist day to day. Each tiny miracle and act of God; we perhaps would have a better understanding of life and all of the miniature [members] in it and our similarities and connections amongst each other. Perhaps, we’d be able to appreciate more and discover more, all while still looking for a greater adventure.

LIFE IS A SERIES OF THOUSANDS OF TINY MIRACLES. NOTICE THEM.

I look at the way kids, specifically my little guy (who is a toddler now) react to things that happen and I am amazed! Regardless of the pleasant or unpleasant, kids find a tiny bit of happiness or positivity in everything! Every moment is defined by “pleasure in the end”. Could you imagine someone hurting your feelings or simply not giving you what you’d expect them to, yet you somehow radiate love toward them and forgave them in one tiny second–in such a way that it didn’t even appear that they’ve done any wrong? That’s a child’s reaction; Pure. But is that reaction done with little understanding of having a good reason to remain upset or a big understanding that being happy is just far more important?

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

I truly admire the way that children have been innately wired to see the tiny things in awe. Every small, minuscule, plain ole’ thing is met with such excitement, joy, and openness. Where has all of that gone within the “big people”? Has life given us mere objectives on how we should be, should feel, or the way we should see things? Or has our newly complicated way of thinking caused us to fear everything, second guess everything, shut down anything unfamiliar, or aim to cover up who we truly are so that we can fit in to the places that we in fact know that we don’t belong? How would things look from a tinnier view?

At times, I watch my son and although he has great moments of expressing fear to the things that he’s never been exposed to or that appear a bit unsettling, more times than not, his fear never keeps him restricted. Either he’ll go anyway (in his own timing) or he’ll figure out some kind of way to get around it, ultimately reaching his destination. Tiny little feet, tiny little hands, tiny little minds, but one giant view.

If only we could see life through tiny eyes, but from a GIANT perspective. What a difference it would make in our confidence with knowing ourselves and accepting our wants. What a difference it would make in valuing the things that mean the most, which cannot be easily replaced. What a difference it would make in the way we love and expect to be loved in return. What a difference it would make in our willingness to forgive and openness to be forgiven. What a difference it would make in the way we thought about challenges, while having the resilience to either keep going or find another way. What a difference that it would make in seeing our true beauty, even under all of the ashes that life has covered us with along the way. What a difference it would make in our smile and hearty laughter that could only escape a hopeful & thankful heart. What a difference…..

“WHAT LIES BEHIND US AND WHAT LIES BEFORE US ARE TINY MATTERS, COMPARED TO WHAT LIES WITHIN US.”

 

Xx♥, S.

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