This may sound simple, but it’s easier said than done. We are always on the go, moving from one place to the next, rarely stopping to really enjoy the present moment and the little things in life that make those moments so special. It’s easy to forget the small things when we have so many larger things on our plates; but just as we sometimes want to focus on the big picture, and not sweat the small stuff, it’s important sometimes to remember and cherish those little moments. I was driving to work the other day and a good song came on the radio – Beirut, “Santa Fe”. Normally when I’m driving to work I am literally in a zone, I don’t know what I’m thinking about, I’m just focused on getting there. But in that moment I suddenly wanted to just keep driving. It was a beautiful day and I had the windows down and it made me think about how nice this little part of my day – however short it is – can be. Take the time to appreciate the little things today – if you’re walking somewhere, take your time, look around you and soak it all in. Maybe even pick up a disposable camera and document the small, seemingly unimportant things you come across. A pretty flower, a word or thought scribbled on a wall or etched in pavement, the way the sunlight filters through a tree…the photos will make for a nice memory.
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