Tuesday, May 1, 2012
It's the Small Things
If we just take the time to notice and acknowledge small gifts of beauty and acts of kindness that come from a place that the superficial has yet to find, can you just imagine, even for a second, how fulfilling that can be in your life? Taking even just ten seconds to really appreciate the people and things that come into your life on a regular basis can go a long way towards making you a happier person.
Do you know what I find happiness in each and every day?
Talking with friends and family, even if it is a quick text to say hello. But it is the simple fact that we are thinking of each other in our busy day.
A kiss from my hubby and hearing him say I love you.
Enjoying a drink with friends and chatting for hours about. . .nothing.
A beautiful sunset and the calm as the sun dips below the horizon.
Putting a smile on someones face, whether I know them or not. . .maybe I did something that will make their day brighter.
The mindset that something great and wonderful has to happen before we can be happy is a myth. If you believe that winning a prize or buying yourself that great item that you've been wanting so long is going to make you happy, you're absolutely right. It will make you happy...for about two hours. Then you'll be looking for something else to bring on that sort of joy.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were actually the big things.