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