Notice Little Bursts Of Happy — Delilah’s Reflections
We, more than not, tend to forget about the little things that happen in our everyday lives that make us happy and joyful.
While we look forward to the bigger events that happen throughout the year, we should look at the little things just as much to maintain a happy and enjoyable life.
We often look forward to big events, big trips, a visit to a theme park or vacation, and exciting holidays…These things are all well and good and exciting and you should look forward to them. But in all that excitement don’t lose the little moments of joy and peace that happen in your life today while waiting for the next big thing to show up.
Every day there are little moments worth noticing and appreciating. A hazy sunbeam across your face in the comfort of your warm bed. Your pet jumping up on your lap. An extra perfect cup of coffee. A silly comment your child makes. Simple joys, when you take the time to notice them and collect them, can change your whole outlook on life. We need things to look forward to but we also need to be grateful for what happens today, tomorrow and the next day – even when nothing really big is going on. Finding that balance is important.
Imagine the person who takes joy in each day and notices the blessings as they occur, small things, short conversations and little bursts of happy that come by them. Maybe something as simple as a fun email or a new blouse or an extra yummy dessert. Now imagine the person who rushes thru each day, working hard to get to the next big vacation or event and always looking ahead to something better while taking for granted the good that happened today. Who has the more fulfilling life? Something to think about…
What little moments do YOU look forward to in your life every day? Comment below!
Rachel Specht contributed to this post