Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Let’s jump right into today’s Monday mantra!
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
And there you have it – have you heard this quote before? It’s one of my favourites. Let me tell you, subscribers, one of the big things I’ve learned this year is that the simple things in life really mean so much. The problem, though, is that the simple things in our lives are often hard to relate to in today’s world of overwhelm.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, says we human beings currently create as much information in two days as we did from the dawn of civilisation up through 2003! How crazy is that? And yet, our bodies were (and still are) designed to be in tune with the sun, the moon, the seasons, and the cycles of nature. That simplicity is what our souls long for.
So, our adaption to the “modern age” has been fraught with peril to our health and our peace of mind. Think about it: Our ancestors greeted the sun each morning, enjoyed simple home-cooked meals, and spent time outdoors with no televisions or laptops to lure them inside on a beautiful evening. Now, I’m as tempted as the next person to watch a good TV show, but I’ve found that the evenings when I putter in the kitchen, making a healthy dinner while listening to relaxing music, are much, much more fulfilling.
So how can you find meaning in the little things in life for yourself, you ask? Here are some of my best suggestions:
- Greet the day: Each day, watch the sun rise and be thankful for the new day that lies ahead of you.
- Meditate: Meditating will help you feel incredibly in tune with your mind, body and spirit as well as your own energy.
- Spend time in nature: Go for a walk, a run, or even a hike – being out in nature will change your perspective on the busy world we live in.
- Hang out with people younger than you: They just know how to live in the moment!
- Prep your meals for the day each morning: Meal prepping is a form of meditation in its own, in my opinion. It’s an opportunity to pray over your food.
- Declutter your home: Decluttering your home will help declutter your mind. I’m going through a massive purging right now, getting rid of things I no longer use. It feels as though I’m opening up my mind and soul for a fresh breeze to flow through and renew me!
- Wake up early: Have time to breathe, meditate and watch the birds while slowly, mindfully drinking a cup of tea or coffee.
- Say goodnight: Say goodbye to each day as you express gratitude for everything that happened that day.
Do you see how simple finding meaning in the little things in life can be? Make it your goal this week to find time to add them to your day. Taking out the time to slow down and incorporate some of these simple yet spiritual acts into your day will make a difference bigger than you can even imagine.
I’m going to leave you with this quote…
Have a beautiful week, subscribers! Make the little things count, for they truly are the bigger things.