lighting a candle
a perfect playlist
a deep inspiring conversation
a smiling customer
when the moon and the sun are out together
the smell of rain in the air
a clean home
some of these things take only 1 minute and cost little to nothing. it can become difficult to take time out of our busy days to do the things we love. we feel guilty or undeserving. bringing ourselves joy and being present in that joy can lessen our stress, make us feel accomplished and get us through tough times. it is easy to think that happiness comes from lavish vacations, delectable meals, and perfect life. i am finding that my happiness comes from the small things in life that we often forget to celebrate. learning to notice how these little things make us feel is key to being a beacon of joy.
my hope is that you become inspired by the little things and you learn to be present in the moment. when you light a candle notice the smell. when you crawl into your freshly washed bedding notice how it makes you feel. when a stranger smiles at you notice how you smile back. when your favorite song come on, turn it up, notice how the sound fills your soul. these are the little moments, the ones that pass us by, the ones we forget to acknowledge. those moments make up our lives just as much as the big monumental ones. be present to them, let them bring you joy.