I believe deeply in everyday moments. Little moments with extraordinary power to remind you it’s good to be alive.
They come up out of nowhere; often they’re easy to miss. Warm socks on a cold day. A hug when you need it. Weeding your garden. Taking a deep breath of fresh air. A really great smelling bar of soap. Finding something new—a picture, a blog, a message, a work of art—that positively sings to you. Holding a teacup that belonged to your grandmother. Sipping a glass of wine over a delicious meal. Holding the hand of someone you love.
I believe we have the power to enhance these little moments; to make them more beautiful and plentiful by planting seeds along our own path. By designing homes that fulfill our needs, by making meals to nourish our families and friends, by investing in our health and our habits and our future. And by stocking the bathroom with fluffy towels and bubble bath, ready for a long day when the only thing we need is to relax and escape.
In these little moments, you look around, and think, “This is my life, and I couldn’t love it any more.” This isn’t about lofty goals. Lofty goals are wonderful, and they give us purpose and meaning; but I don’t believe in attaching all of my happiness to the outcome of big things. Instead, I believe in nurturing a solid foundation in these little moments, the things I have right now, that fill me up and bring me joy and connect me to the world I’ve built and the people in it whom I love.
I believe wholeheartedly in investing time and effort to make little things great. These little things are the big things, because when they are strung together, these little moments make up your life.
Take a deep breath, friend, and soak it all in. And maybe go plant a seed.