I came across the song Big Love, Small Moments when I was creating a reel on Instagram. The lyrics really got to me – big love happens in the small moments.
Heartbeats only happen one at a time, one at a time
You can’t rush a moment so don’t even try, don’t even try
There’s a symphony you’re missing
If you only listen you’ll find…
Big magic in the mundane
The big picture in a small frame
Everything is sacred when you take time to notice
Big love happens in the small moments
Big Love Happens In The Small Moments
With the 20 anniversary of Sept 11 just past, there’s been a flood of articles and sharing about that world changing even. I just read a New York Times article on 9/11 : What does it mean to ‘Never Forget‘? One journalist recalls interviewing people on the ground soon after the World Trade Centre was hit. As she was doing this the North Tower started to crumble and she had to run. Since her heels were holding her back, she ran barefoot. People scrambled to get into nearby buildings. The journalist was beckoned into a building, given a wet towel to wipe off the ash, water to drink and the ultimate kindness – one resident gave her a pair of shoes. In all the mayhem and chaos, this kindness was something the journalist always holds on to.
But you can argue that was also a big moment.
What about the small moments in our daily lives. Do we take time to notice? I’m honestly trying to see the big love in the small moments.
A stray dog we’ve been feeding for a year, is still scared of people because of other experiences. When she nudges us with her nose, it’s a small moment -but the trust she displays makes us feel the love.
José buying something he knows I enjoy when he’s out grocery shopping. Or cooking rice for me. Or reminding me to do something for myself. Small though these gestures might seem, these are all moments, when I’m reminded of the love and kindness that is a part of our relationship.
When I get a thoughtful comment on a blog, Facebook or Instagram post, it is a moment that I treasure.
When Lucky, demands a belly rub or looks at us with goo-goo eyes, it’s another such moment.
Your turn now. What are small moments you treasure from recent times?
Here’s the song, in case you’re interested in listening to it.