Living in the Moment with Life’s Little Things

Living in the Moment with Life’s Little Things

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault

There is much talk about being in the moment these days. And yet, how do we live in the moment when we are so busy, when our minds race from one thing to another? And what does it really mean to be in the moment, anyways?

For me, it is quite simple. It means savoring every little experience throughout my day as best as possible, resting in my senses—feeling the miracle of warm water caressing my back in the shower; smelling the sweetness of freshly baked muffins in the oven; imbibing the vibrant colors of the lilies and daffodils in the fields, the drifting swirling clouds above, the kittens playing joyfully with their precious yarn.

It means sinking into the space between our thoughts long enough so that we may consume, and be consumed by, the many little wonders and gifts we easily overlook, and that are worth giving thanks to.

One day when we are much older, and perhaps on our deathbed, it will be these little moments that we will regret not savoring, not taking into our experience. It is these little moments that make up the miracle of life, and that make life worth living and remembering.

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