It’s the little things

Without the little things there would be no big things, so I have taken to making time and relishing the “little” things.  Cherishing these moments forces me to be in the moment – something I am practicing.

“Sometimes the sum of the parts is more than the whole”

Little things today:

1. Appreciating two years of plantings and the resulting greenery and flowers in front of my house – it’s so nice to see hummingbirds on the Kangaroo Paws at 5:00 in the morning, breathe the fragrance of Jasmine, and anticipate the color each Hibiscus bloom.

The front entryway flanked by color and life.
The front entryway flanked by color and life.

2. Leisurely trips to the market – I am lucky to enjoy cooking my own food and fortunate to be able to have a relaxing trip to get ingredients.  Today I noticed an extra buzz in the air as Mother’s Day approaches.  I am happy that I have a great mother and satisfied that I sent a card, letter, and small gifts well in advance to celebrate my mom!

It's small but the market is fun to stop on Saturdays.
It’s small but the market is fun to stop on Saturdays.

3. Taking time to make others happy – the dogs went to the groomers today for their monthly bath, nail clipping and ear cleaning.  I like clean dogs, but I know that it must feel good for them to get out of the house and given the attention of 3-4 young women.  They always look forward to Tangerine shampoo and 15 minutes of brushing by another human.

Another great day in California - the weather rocks!
Another great day in California – the weather rocks!

It was the little things that made me feel whole today.

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