This very moment. This is just one out of a seemingly endless round of moments that make up your life. How you fill these segments in time becomes your story.
It can be difficult sometimes to weed out the minutiae and it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day trivialities and miss what is truly important. This often happens with me. Life in this modern world can get stressful especially during “interesting” times like these.
During my recent “bout of wicked overdoneness” I was forced to slow down. This allowed me to catch my breath and really see what was truly going on. I realised that little by little I was missing the small things. Life’s little pleasures that I enjoyed so much. I didn’t notice they were disappearing until they were gone.
I have been trying to appreciate the small things whenever and wherever I can find them. Sometimes it’s not easy, I’m a sensitive person and I have my share of bad news and bad days. I find that it is after one of these bad days that I need life’s little pleasures all the more.
About three weeks ago I made a plan of action. A basic outline of activities that I would try to incorporate into my daily life. These are very simple things. They appeal to me personally. I have taken on each one of them. Some are obviously easier than others. I am still working on the last one.
Life’s little pleasures plan of action master list.
Greet the day: Soon after waking I will greet the day by going out to the back porch for a breath of fresh morning air and a much-needed intake of some urban nature in the backyard.
Stretch: I will stretch my body and my mind. I will explore new horizons and grow.
Walk: I will walk, to move my body,no matter the weather. To get out into the community and out into the world. I will seek out natural areas. I will go off the beaten path. I will explore.
Stop: I will stop and notice the simple beauty that surrounds me everyday. A bird, the sky. A smile from a child, the laugh of a loved one. I will take it all in and try to find the goodness in everything I see.
Dance: And sing and let it all out. I will embrace my inner child and go with those eccentric urges and just have fun.
Let go: I will learn to let go of that which I cannot control and just simply Enjoy Life as it comes.
Wishing You an Amazing Day!
- A wicked bout of overdoneness (strawberryindigo.wordpress.com)