LIFE | The Little Things

Thursday, February 5, 2015

I think when we get caught up in the day to day, we lose an appreciation for the Little Things. Maybe it's the proximity, maybes it's the familiarity, maybe it's because we just simply take it for granted, but we unconsciously make a decision that places the Little Things on the bottom of our lists. But here's the kicker, it's the Little Things that can actually bring us the most happiness.

They say, "don't sweat the small stuff",  so we try not to. They say, "Oh a little bit wont hurt" when talking about eating an extra slice of pie or drinking another glass of wine. We make a little seem like it's nothing. THAT is the problem.

A little can be a lot.

So this got me thinking. What Little Things am I overlooking? What are the things that I should be grateful and thankful for? What are the Little Things that I like that bring me joy? Or that USED to bring me joy before I pushed it off to the side and ignored it?

It's the Little Things.

It's the Lush Bath Bombs that make the bath glittery and purple.
It's the sushi I eat when it's Pretty Little Liars Day (Um. YES. I watch this show!)
It's the light breeze that wakes my body on a walk with my dog.
It's the laughter of my son when he tells a joke on the microphone his Nana got him. (He literally just says the word "Joke" and cracks up.)
It's the magazines I like to read when I'm too tired to do anything else.
It's the first sip of soda that burns so good.
It's the pile of books I have started, but can't finish because I don't want them to end.

So why then do I not enjoy these things?

Because I have made them little. I have made them insignificant to my life.

I don't fill the tub because I'm too tired.
I don't order the sushi because once I get home, I don't want to go back out.
I don't always walk my dog, because it's too hot, too cold, too late, too early.
I don't always enjoy my son's laughter because the microphone is too loud.
I don't read my magazines because I flip through other peoples lives on Facebook instead.
I don't drink the soda because of the calories.
I don't read the books because I've decided I'm too busy.

I don't THIS because of THIS. They are excuses. They are the "reasons" I give to not enjoy my life.

Do not deny yourself the simple pleasures. Do not be so focused on tomorrow that you don't enjoy today. Spend some time on yourself, with yourself. Take happiness in the Little Things. THEY MATTER.

Are you listening??


That's the first step. Step Back. Back Up. Look Up. Keep Up. Keep Positive. Be positive. Be Happy. 
Be You.

So look inside yourself. Think about it and ask yourself: What are the Little Things that I enjoy? Why I am I not allowing myself the simple pleasure of Little Happinesses?

And then banish the excuses. Send them far far away.

You deserve to be happy.

Let yourself enjoy the Little Things. If multiple little things bring your happiness during the day, would you not be happier? If you keep feeding a fire, it'll keep you warm. If you don't, it'll burn out. Right?

Let the Little Things be your fire. Don't let that fire burn out.

You deserve to be happy!

What are your Little Things?


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