Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
In our busy lives, it's easy to let the small moments of joy pass us by and to always be looking ahead, looking back, looking over our shoulders. In fact, those small moments of joy are the basis for wholeness, fulfillment, and growth. Happiness awaits us in every moment of each day. It’s often the little things that mean the most.
Life isn’t perfect, but it sure is good. When I get up every morning and take a good look around in a way that takes nothing for granted, everything is extraordinary. Every day is a gift. Never treat life casually.
We need to appreciate where we are each moment of our lives as it’s where we need to be in order to get to where we want to go tomorrow. Don’t let the past and the future steal your present.
Life is always better when you’re smiling. Think of all the beauty that remains around you, see it and smile. Be thankful for all the small things in your life, because when you put them all together you will see just how significant they are. At the end of the day, it’s not happiness that makes us thankful, but thankfulness that makes us happy.
The three things I’m thankful for today:
2141. for little things that make a big difference
2142. for Sunday dinner with some of my family
2143. for the sales on meat I found at the grocery store this week
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh