A simple song that moves you to tears. A walk in the park that reminds you of nature’s beauty. A gentle hug that lets you know someone cares. The smell of freshly cooked food that brings anticipation of a good meal. The first compliment you get that causes you to blush. The kiss that takes your breath away.
All of these simple things are beautiful, heartfelt, and treasured at the exact moment you experience them. However, once the moment is gone, one might consider these same moments as small, little, and un-noteworthy. We forget that life is made up of a multitude of happy, sad, painful, and beautiful moments thoughtfully woven together. Moments that often times are overlooked as insignificant because in the pursuit of our happiness, we only look forward to grand moments, planned special occasions, and the big events that will bring us hours of pleasure or happiness.
Sadly, when something injures us, those are the moments that are remembered and held onto tightly. We allow a scar to form and often remind ourselves of it, not allowing it to properly heal. Don’t hold so tightly onto the moments that bring sadness or cause pain. Allow those moments to bring you understanding of yourself and others. Allow those moments to aid you in your growth. Then allow those moments to pass, only to be reflected upon to thoughtfully remember the lesson gained.
Throughout your life, don’t trip yourself up with thinking in either terms of “grand” or “insignificant”, the simplest gesture from you toward someone, can hold deep meaning to them. It can make their day! It can inspire! It can bring about positive change!
Remember, all things in life are fleeting. Don’t take the little things for granted, because they disappear in a heartbeat. They can melt away like the winter snow giving way to the birth of spring. Cherish all things in your life that hold meaning to you, even if it's just a moment. Express gratitude for all things in your life, for all things that come to you, for all things you are given.
Are the little things really the little things?
Peace and Love to the Universe!!!
Monica Ortiz is a successful Life Coach, Author, and Speaker whose award-winning work has touched thousands of lives over her 20-year career. Her debut book in 2013 received over 100 five-star reviews and critical acclaim, and has led to speaking invitations at leading institutions such as Stanford University on topics ranging from Success in Your Career and Relationships to Shifting Your Energy to Shape Your Reality. She is founder of The Universe Series, a professional organization bringing the tools she teaches to millions of people around the globe. To learn more, visit www.theuniverseseries.com