I have to admit, summer makes everything seem brighter and happier. A day filled with sunshine is sure to make me smile. But so are many other things. Small things, little moments, that give even the hardest of days a silver lining.
Life is made up of moments
When we’re thinking about our future or life in general, we tend to see the weeks, months, years and even decades filled with milestones and goals we’d like to achieve. And nothing is wrong with that. Except for the fact that we sometimes seem to forget that all these parts of life are made up of moments. Amazing moments, sad moments, beautiful moments, horrific moments. Small moments, small things, that make up a day.
Choose to enjoy the little things
Whilst writing this, the news is filled with sadness and horrific stories. And maybe your personal life feels like that as well. Especially then it’s important to look for, and thoroughly enjoy, the little things in life. Because if we chose to ignore these, all we’re left with are our daily struggles, sadness and frustrations. Therefore I dare you to be conscious about all the little things in life that are beautiful, that make you smile, that make every day a little, or a lot, better. Because:
‘Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you’ll realize they were the big things.’
Being able to walk in a city, nature, a foreign country or even your own street. Eating seasonal fruits and veggies. Seeing your child laugh. Having a cuddle with your pet. Looking up at a blue sky filled with fluffy white clouds. Smelling flowers, warm bread, freshly washed clothes and your favorite perfume. Getting sucked into the world of the book that you’re reading. Having a conversation with a friend, your neighbor or a total stranger. Feeling the sun prickle on your skin.