I have started appreciating the small details of life and writing about it daily in my diary for the past 5 months or so. Writing daily about 3 small aspects that made my previous day has not always been easy and I still struggle once in a while to find those 3 things that “deserve” to be on this list.
Yet, I also feel like small details of life are having a bigger impact on me as I can remember more clearly those pleasures experienced days or even weeks later.
One of such experiences that I remember much later is a simple ray of morning sun that went through a tree’s red leaves around mid-November and arrived right in my eyes. Such a simple coincidence and tiny moment of one single day. This could be forgotten the next moment and yet it made me smile and allowed me to start a great day. I wrote it down to remember and now can still picture it perfectly.
Being thankful is already great in itself but in our world were everything is done so quickly, actually saying it is becoming scarce. While a sad fact, the advantage of this is the weight this word now carries.
Two tiny words known to everybody in the world. The first to be learned in any new language and said everywhere, without thinking of the impact it has on the receiving end yet strong enough to individually make one person’s day.
Take two minutes right now and think about the last time someone you care for told you thank you. How happy were you? How much more motivation did you get from it?
While being in France, I saw many friends and often received a message saying it was a pleasure to have seen each other and talked for a while. I was always thinking the same way but hadn’t sent a message to actually say it after meeting up. Going the extra mile by simply sending a message to express the pleasure of having met doesn’t cost anything but brings a whole lot of happiness to the receiving side.
Try telling at least once a day a real thank you to someone you care.
You will see that such a small task will bring you and the people around you more happiness than anything money can buy.