I often look at my kids with keen interest when they’re playing and jumping around. They absolutely have nothing to care about except ofcourse their toys, racing about and laughing as hard as they can. Makes me sometimes reminisce on being a child and worrying about freaking nothing! If you observe children, you’d realize how free and happy they usually can be.
As adults, we sometimes can get carried away by our pursuits and every other thing that we forget about the little things that make the essence of life, the very little things that spice up life. These little things add up to become the big things that pleasure our lives. Here are some of the ‘little things’:
Things as little as a smile can brighten your day or be a blessing to the person next to you. Laugh out loud, enjoy the feeling and purge your soul of every sadness. Enjoy the moment.
Learning to appreciate the one, two or three square meals we have daily can be elevating. Be thankful and savor every bit of it.
We often praise others for a job well done but we criticize ourselves when we get anything done. When you’re able to achieve anything that you’ve set your mind to, no matter how ‘small’ you think it is, celebrate yourself too. It could be small, but it does matter. Pat yourself on the back and say good job! With both thumb fingers.
A compliment is a wonderful thing. It could be small but it is powerful. It can make a big impact in your life. It shows you’re appreciated and admired. Do not hold back compliments when you should give them. It is encouraging and could mean the world to the other person.
Pause for a moment and count your blessings. ” Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things in which smiles and kindness and small obligations given habitually are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.” ~ Humphrey Davy.
A small gesture of support might be “small” but it could mean a lot. The act of giving is both a blessing and a privilege. Extend your arms no matter how ‘little’, it could make a huge difference.
The little extra hours of sleep, the music, the shower, indulging in the things we love, etc all go unnoticed but they bring joy and are quite satisfying.
Happily enjoy this “little” thing called life. It does matter!!
What are the little things that go unnoticed but really matter (to you) in life?
Until next time,