Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's All In the Little Things

Sometimes I like to remind myself to take a moment to really appreciate the little things in life. 

Wow, that sounds ridiculously cheesy.
I took this while on our vacation.  Consider it my 'happy place'.
:)  However cheesy that sounds, it's true.  It's important to acknowledge the small things that can provide a smile or sense of calm to your life.  

If you are having a bad day or something is weighing heavily on your mind, it can be therapeutic to stop and appreciate the little things.  

I decided today to share some of the little things making me happy lately:

- filling up the coffee maker at night so that in the morning fresh coffee is ready at the click of a button

- splurging and buying coffee beans to grind so the coffee is extra fresh and flavourful

- tidying a room that's been messy and bugging me for too long

- preparing a gift for a friend

- spending time with my 10 year old niece before she moves away 

- brainstorming new and exciting ideas for my radio show

- having two weeks off to really clear my head

- playing the new Taylor Swift song on repeat

- crossing things off my to-do list

- purging clothes, shoes and bags I don't need

- making a fall shopping list

Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me your small things. Join me in taking a minute to focus on the positive and force yourself to come up with at least a couple small things that will make you smile:) 

2 comments:

  1. The thing that makes me the haPpiest after a day at work is when my little girl smiles at me it makes me forget everything and makes me fall in love with her even more!

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  2. When we took the cancer outreach workshops when we were away, our leader, Shary suggested that we keep a 'Thankful Journal' and write at least 3 things every day we are thankful for. This is especially directed at those enduring a battle with cancer, but it's good for anybody. Now, every night, before I say my last prayer I give thanks for all the things I have been thankful for in that day. The list is usually, no always, much, much longer than 3 things.
    Things that make me laugh: Gary's unintentionally funny comments on everyday events, Thomas' antics and expressions, hearing you laugh.....
    Love, Mum x

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