Are you so busy rushing through your life you don’t see the gifts along the way? Those little things that can really make your life worth living?  Maybe someone compliments you, your spouse makes you coffee in the morning, your child hugs you, or you find a five dollar bill in the pocket of an unused jacket.  Sometimes the little things can be overlooked, but they can really light up our lives and make them more fun.

If we stay open and pay attention, we’ll notice those little things. We’ll appreciate them and the person that initiates them; we’ll feel loved and get all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings. BUT, we need to slow down a bit before any of this can happen. A car going at 80 mph can’t see the bunny hopping towards the street or the small sign that signals a fresh fruit stand, so we don’t even know what we’re missing. If we can find a way to take life just a little slower, it will be a little less stressful and we won’t miss some of those amazing things life has to offer.

So the next time something happens that feels like a gift, screech those tires and slow down your life long enough to enjoy that bunny or the fresh fruit from the stand. Smell those roses. You will be happier, more at peace and feel more loved. I guarantee that you and everyone in your life will be glad you did.


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