“Little Things”



Would you like to elevate your mood?  Take notice and be aware of the “Little Things” that make you happy.  Be mindful of these things and really take the time to enjoy them instead of just rushing by and moving on to some other task or thought.

Sit down and make a list of 10 “Little Things” that make you happy or just make you feel good.  Then try to incorporate them into your day whenever you can.  You’d be surprised how much this will elevate your mood and help you ignore any negative thoughts or feelings going on in your head.  It is sure to lift your spirits!

“Little Things” by One Direction is a perfect example of how they appreciate all of the endearing characteristics of a girl that she may not notice or even like about herself.

Right now, one of my favorite “Little Things” to do is to sit in my back yard and watch the cardinals that I have been feeding with my bird feeder.  They are so pretty.  I’ve seen a male, which is the bright red one, and the female, which has a much more subtle red coloring.  They are never together.  I usually see the male early in the morning before I go to work and in the early evening, usually right after we finish eating dinner.  They are very cautious of other birds and squirrels, so their time at the feeder is usually very brief.  My daughter says I should name him, so I’ve come up with Harry (for Harry Styles).  When my daughter was younger she was a die-hard “One Direction” fan and my favorite of them all was Harry.

Some other of my favorite “Little Things” are:

  • A Freshly Cut Lawn
  • The Smell of Rain
  • Vacuum lines on carpeting
  • The smell of laundry from a clothes line
  • Ocean waves crashing
  • Fresh, clean sheets
  • Singing in the car along with a favorite song

Feel free to leave a comment with any of your favorite “Little Things”  I’d love to hear from you!

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