Happy Valentines Day: It’s a Million Tiny Little Things

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There’s a scene in Sleepless in Seattle where, Sam talks to a radio host, Dr. Marcia Fieldstone, about his wife.

Sam lost his wife to cancer.

Here’s how the conversation goes:

Dr. Marcia Fieldstone: People who truly loved once are far more likely to love again. Sam, do you think there’s someone out there you could love as much as your wife?

Sam Baldwin: Well, Dr. Marcia Fieldstone, that’s hard to imagine.

Dr. Marcia Fieldstone: What are you going to do?

Sam Baldwin: Well, I’m gonna get out of bed every morning… breathe in and out all day long. Then, after a while I won’t have to remind myself to get out of bed every morning and breathe in and out… and, then after a while, I won’t have to think about how I had it great and perfect for a while.

Dr. Marcia Fieldstone: Tell me what was so special about your wife?

Sam Baldwin: Well, how long is your program? Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.

It’s a million little things.

It’s the imperfect puzzle pieces coming together in the perfect way.

That’s what makes it great for a while.

Happy Valentines Day.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Beautiful, JD. Sleepless in Seattle is one of my favorite movies and the bonus is – both the actors are favorites.

    I recently saw The Terminal starring Tom Hanks…and was overwhelmed by his role!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are great together. They were in Joe vs. the Volcano, You’ve Got mail, and Sleepless in Seattle.

      Tom Hanks has a way of continuously reinventing himself. From Big to The Burbs to Cast Away to Apollo 13 to Saving Private Ryan to The Green Mile to Captain Phillips, he’s got a wide range.

      Meg Ryan was once called “the current soul of romantic comedy,” and I think it’s a fitting title.

  2. JD,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful post. One of my favorite movies and exactly how I feel about my wife. I try to show her every day how much I love and appreciate her and all the wonderful little things about her. She truly is magic to me.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • It’s a great movie and one of the best expressions I’ve ever heard on what makes somebody so special and how they impact our lives.

      It’s that magic of a million tiny little things that turns the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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