In the busyness of life, sometimes it’s hard to be ‘in the moment’ and take time to enjoy the small things. But it’s often the smallest things that are the most rewarding and life-affirming, reminding us that life is not meant to be lived on auto-pilot.
Some great “small” stuff: making someone’s day with a kind word, noticing and enjoying a beautiful sunset, and taking in the scent of the air as everything starts to come alive after winter.
I’ve got a challenge for you! Over the next week, take a moment to celebrate the small stuff. Have fun with it! And I’d love it if you’d report back on something “small” you did or enjoyed. Here are some examples to whet your appetite:
Experience the pure joy of a child’s laugh.
Compliment a stranger with a real, heartfelt compliment (one you’d normally keep to yourself). You just may make their day!
Do something silly. Something you normally wouldn’t do. Even if you feel ridiculous, it’ll briefly snap you out of any sense of monotony.
Put your face up to the sky, close your eyes, feel the warmth of the sun’s rays and appreciate that you are alive.
Secretly put change in someone’s parking meter before it expires.
So let me know – what small stuff did you enjoy in your day?