‘All the, small things’ sang Blink 182; “It’s the little things” someone once said (and some of us still use this quote today). “Big things come in small packages” – why yes we do 😉
I have always been one that has appreciated the smaller things in life. Back in the day the things that made me smile, and made me feel happy may have been deemed as ‘corny’ but I feel as we all age, we all show an appreciation for the smaller things in life.
Being a almost 31 year old (when did that happen?) all of us have experienced shite of some kind. The universe decided for whatever reason to make sure shite hit the fan and rained all over you, testing you, saying “what are you going to do now?” I refuse to let this smile be turned upside down into a frown and instead make the most of the challenges I have been presented with, and be grateful for what I have and the life that I have been given.
Obviously there are the bigger things in life that I appreciate and am grateful for – my family, my friends, my job, my health, material things such as my house and car, but what about the small things?
So what are the small things that set my heart a flutter? I love flowers – walking down the street be it flowers in the gardens of others or in the park, in a vase, I don’t care how they are – they will always make me smile. Oh, and the sight of the first blossom, signalling that spring is coming. Beautiful blue skies and warm sunny days, they can’t help but lift your mood. Although I am partial to the sound of light rain on the roof, wrapped in a dressing gown with a warm cup of tea in the cooler months.
Nature – the bush, the beach, a river, a creek, a lake, a forest, trees and leaves. I am my happiest when out in nature. Not only am I my happiest but I am also my most relaxed. When out in nature for a little while all of worries drift away, and for a time I don’t need to be anywhere but where I am.
Babies and Animals – the two things that you are advised not to work with – I love them! Babies in prams, their giggles, their little cries. Animals – the sounds of the birds, cats chasing butterflies, dogs wagging their tails happily, little ducklings following their Mumma in a pond. Babies, children and animals all have a wonder in life that I think we can all learn from. They appreciate what they see, hear, touch and taste. The expressions on their faces say it all!
There are lots of small things in this life that can make us happy and be appreciative. What are your small things?
Until next time, Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows,