Savor the little things can also be thought of as the power of being present. Learn to appreciate and enjoy the everyday moments that make up the fabric of our lives. Significant events happen occasionally but the small ones happen from moment to moment. When you neglect the little things, you miss out on enjoying a large part of life.
So, lean into the present. Find the beauty in the ordinary. Notice the details and create memories. Appreciate the smells all around you, the fresh salt air, or the smell of wood burning at an evening campfire. Notice the sounds you hear, like the sound of birds chirping as they flit from tree to tree. Feel the light summer breeze gently caressing your skin. When you pay attention to your sensory details, it helps you to live fully in the moment.
When you learn to savor the moments, you increase your happiness and quality of life, and you reduce your stress. It also helps you build stronger connections with loved ones and gives you a greater sense of appreciation for life.
Notice the things that can make a day special:
The giggle of a child, playing in the leaves, skipping down the road, the first snowfall, fresh sheets on a bed, green traffic lights, watching the sun set, walking in the woods, completing a big job, jumping in the ocean, the smell of a baby, wiggling toes in the sand, kissing your kids, stomping in a puddle, the smell of dinner cooking, finding a bed of wildflowers, the first taste of coffee in the morning, walking barefoot in the grass, watching puppies romp, sharing a laugh with a friend, finding pictures in the clouds, dancing with abandon, listening to a favorite song, reading bedtime stories to your kids, examining a spider’s web, snuggling with your spouse, stargazing, feeling the warmth of sunshine on your skin.
May these reflections open you to the beauty in and around you. These are all small things that can bring feelings of love, contentment, and happiness.
Sometimes we forget to stop and enjoy the little things because we are thinking about the past or anxious about the future. I’ve heard it said that depression is being stuck in the past, anxiety is being overly concerned about the future, but peace can be found living in the present.
“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Today is a good day to start appreciating the little things in life and recognizing that they are the things that matter.
What Little Things Will You Savor?
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