I’m grateful for the little things. One day I was driving down the road with my son and I yell at the top of my lungs, “LOOK, LOOK, LOOK!” A pink spoonbill glided by us. There was something about the pink bird flying from the brown trees that seemed magical to me. I love that I get excited over these kind of things. I also get excited about finding that hidden treat and a cool morning. EVERYDAY, I get to experience some little thing that excites me, even if it is watching the squirrel hanging from his tail eating the bird seed. Life is filled with so many opportunities to ignite AWE. If you wonder why I see so much, it’s because that’s where I put my focus.
Today, I commit to appreciating the little things. The only way to appreciated the little things is to be present for them. If I’m not present, I miss all the amazing little gifts that are put in front of me throughout the day. Where I focus my energy is more powerful than I once knew. I used to say, “I hurt myself everyday.” Guess what, I did. The reason I did was because I put that energy of hurting myself out there. When I stopped telling and believing that message, I stopped hurting myself. This is why I tell myself that I find little things to ignite my joy, passion, and inspiration EVERYDAY! All I have to do is stay present and the moment will come to me.
When I’m stuck in my head, I go outside and take three deep breaths. Then I simply look around. Doing this helps to bring me back from anywhere I’ve gone in my head. Most times all I have to do is look up to see a cloud or stars in the sky. When I’m emotionally moved, my energy shifts.
Are you slowing down to appreciate the little things?
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — If you are ready to go on an inward journey with me, click the book cover to get started today.