“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” -Kurt Vonnegut
This is a Simple Story about a friend of mine named Lorenzo Diggins. Lorenzo is a creative individual with a unique style and an even better way of making you feel like you’re important. Like what you do is important. Over the past couple of years I’ve spent some time getting to know Lorenzo, and we had this chance to shoot a short film on his process and his new venture called “Simple Things”.
We spend a lot of time during our daily lives worrying, stressing, thinking, planning, executing, creating, that sometimes we don’t stop to take stock of what we have around us. Lorenzo has taught me to do this in many ways. One of these ways is to take stock in my friendship with Lorenzo. We can talk about heavy stuff, deep stuff. Stuff I don’t know much about and want him to teach me. We talk about stupid things, like coffee and pastries, all the while I’m learning from him, and maybe (just maybe) he’s learning from me.
So whether your simple is a cold Mexican coke, a comforting neighborhood staple, a favorite cup of coffee, or an encouraging friend. Take stock. Reflect on what you have because the journey is long an sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. If you look up every once and a while and acknowledge those simple things they make the big things one step closer.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou