Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw0.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our seventh topic is focused on «Magic». Each topic will have ten posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!
There is a beautiful quote that goes “The secret of happiness that you see if not found in seeking more but developing the capacity of enjoying less.” It’s true that the more you have, the more you want, but there is a little secret that I will share with you all today. Magic happens when you hold on, when you press pause and look at what you already got all around you. Your life is already so rich and full, sometimes you need to take a step back to remember that. We are made to believe that life is all about those big moments, those surprises, those holidays, those big moments, those WOW moments, but the thing is that if your entire life is spent in waiting for the next big WOW moment, there will be a lot of time and days in between that will feel nothing more than mundane. Time spent finding beauty in the simple moments is never time wasted.
Here are some of my favorite things that bring me great joy and remind me to slow down each day everyday :
- Seeing the sunlight peeking through the curtains in the morning.
- A freshly made bed.
- Creaking floorboards in an old house.
- Fresh lemon water.
- Frosted spring mornings.
- The sounds of the birds.
- Peaceful walks in nature.
- The sound of rustling leaves.
- Cuddles with your pet.
- Watching the raindrops roll down the glass.
- The sound of the rain.
- Hearing the spin of the washing machine.
- Misty morning.
- Arranging fresh flowers.
- The sizzle of the pan as I cook my favorite meal.
- Taking the time to make a peaceful environment for myself.
- Candle lit baths.
- The flicker of a flame.
- The smell of freshly baked banana bread.
- Making the first morning cup of tea for the day.
- Having the morning light course through my home.
- Spring flowers and all that beauty and promise.
- Changing the bedding on a sunny day.
- Washing swaying outside on the line.
- Fresh flowers.
- The rainbow my light catcher makes.
- Long shadows in my home in the afternoon.
So let us take out some time today and think about things that you really look for in your life. It could be something very small, it doesn’t have to be something big, as I said, we often look forward to bigger things in life but life is in the little moments everyday. So make a list of what are those moments for you. They may sound mundane but they are magic. If you cherish those simple calm moments. Your life will become a whole lot different. Instead of looking forward to the weekend and all the little plans you have got, and dreading the five days in between where you have got to work, you could really look forward to every little moment each day. You may want to cozy on your sofa or you may be the social butterfly who wants to go out and meet your friends and family, that’s entirely up to you. But find your little things to be grateful about, to be mindful about.
These moments really make life worth living because without them, it gets to be very monotonous, you know, the same routine over and over and over again. Without these little sparks of joy it becomes very hard to carry on forward in life and feel positive because you only have these big things going on but sometimes those big things do not make up for the past things that have happened in your life. So taking the time to enjoy those simple moments will definitely change your life. It has definitely changed my life.
Take in your environment, all of it and instead of looking at the negatives, look at positives. These positives may be private and personal only to you and that’s okay. No one else has to understand what works for you if you like it, so be it. I would love to know what are those little things in your life which make you happy and which keep you grounded and sane on a daily basis. Please do share. There might be things that you intentionally enjoy or there might be things that this post has struck for you and you may say “Actually, those are some of the things that I like too!.”
So much of society today focuses far too much on the superficial things in life and I really think that living your own life, trying to enjoy it as much as you can is going to make the happiest as you can be and ensure that you can be happy and so are the people around you. And that to me is the meaning of life. We are here to build each other and walk each other home. That my friends is the little nugget of wisdom for the day. Hope you liked this post.