I received a text from a friend of mine asking me how I was doing and specifically on something that I had discussed with her that was worrying me. I felt thrilled on receiving the message from her. Another friend of mine who was with me, while I received this asked me why I felt so thrilled with the message. I told her that I felt thrilled because it is the thought that counts.
A simple wish, a message or phone call asking you how you are or wishing you for your birthday or good luck means much more than someone who does not bother to wish you or ask you how you are. Most of us have friends or relatives who rarely think of us and may be buy us a gift once in a while and make a big ado about this. Yet, there are others who with their simple thoughts and kind deeds make your day. It is not the big or expensive gifts that necessarily count but a gift or thought no matter how small, is much more precious because at least that person has made an effort to think of you and is doing it with their heart and soul.
Life is made of moments and every little thing counts because it these little things that make up life’s moments. Significant and big things are important to each of us and yet it is the little things that make each day and give us that pleasure and joy. Let us learn to recognize it, feel it, sense it and appreciate it
Life is what we make of it and there are many things which is beyond our control. When life throws you a curve ball and she does throw this ever so often, you can build your resilience by the attitude you take to life’s challenges. It is appreciating those little things in life which will enable us to see the positivity in the negativity that may surround us.
Here are some things which I appreciate in life:
Reminding myself of things that went right no matter how small even on a day which felt horrible because of the events that happened on the day.
Taking time consciously in a day to do gym and yoga. It is these moments which energizes me and helps me de-stress and live in that moment.
Time with nature when I do have the time to hike. Being with nature helps me find myself and provide clarity to me.
The special people in your life, the thoughtful things they do for you, the good wishes they send your way.
One of my yoga instructors made a great comment recently. While we were seated, she said, feel the grounding of any part of your body that is in contact with the ground. When she said that I immediately felt a gratitude for my hands and feet that work and is able.
Preparing a dish or several dishes and letting your creativity flow.
Walking and feeling the air around you.
9.Thinking and reaching out
Reaching out to your friends or family and sending them good wishes.
Thank people who give you the gift of their time and sincere ears.
Give your undivided attention to your family, near and dear ones and to your team.
“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” -Dale Carnegie. How do you feel when someone addresses you by their name? Each of us feel good when people remember our name. Let’s give that joy to someone else.
12.Asking About Personal Interests
Get to know a colleague of yours at a deeper level. What are their interests? Asking questions or commenting on such interests before or after a meeting or at lunch or after work builds a bridge of connection. This connection helps you to make that relationship stronger.
What are some of the things that you appreciate in life? Please feel free to share it in the comments box.
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