Have you ever noticed that time seems to fly by when we’re not paying attention? The days turn into weeks, and then months. Before you know it you’re celebrating another birthday and can hardly remember anything that happened during the past year.
It can be very easy to get caught up “doing life”. We need to do this, we need to do that. We need to go there and we need to buy this. We’re so busy being busy, life just passes us by. We’re left standing in the wake, feeling empty, and wondering what the hell happened.
We need to slow down.
We need to actually stop and smell the roses.
We need to make a conscious decision to pay attention to what is going on around us and appreciate all of life’s beauty.
We need to find joy in the little things.
About a year ago, a lady I worked with challenged me to a simple task. She said “Find something beautiful in each day.” I have taken to this, and have come to greatly appreciate this scavenger hunt for my mind.
I find myself paying more attention to the little things. Connecting a little deeper to the world around me. I seek out the beauty in the day, and have come to appreciate even the smallest things that bring me joy. Doing this also allows me to create memories that I can use to lift my spirits when my mood is low.
You can find beauty in a flower, or in a pattern in the clouds. You can find peace in sunset. Joy while watching your children play. It could be the smile on your husbands face, or the sound of your children laughing. Your little bit of happiness is anything that makes you stop for a second to appreciate this life that you’ve been given, to realize that life is good.
It is in these moments where you will find the joy, and peace, and happiness that you’ve been longing for. These moments will fill up your heart and you will no longer feel empty.
My friends, the challenge for October is this – Find something each day that brings you peace, joy, or happiness, and post it on the Changing Lives ~ Drop by Drop Facebook Group. My goal is to fill up the feed with beautiful pictures and stories from all around the world. Share the joy that you find with others. I look forward to seeing the beauty in your life this month.
Do you want to find happiness in your life? Appreciate the small stuff, you are blessed far more than you realize.