Appreciate the Little Things

20 Feb 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

I just kept thinking, “This is the kind of place people write stories about.” We were driving down Highway 101 in California and it was the first time I had seen the Pacific Ocean.

I was traveling across country with my friends Marie and Renee and we took a break at a beach right off the highway. When we got to the waves, we saw an otter playing and rolling in the sand. Sounds like a minuscule thing, but it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

We were tired and ready to make it to our next destination, but I am so glad we stopped to take in that simple moment.

I often get stuck in my daily routine: be there by this time; finish that project when I get home; pick this up at the store; etc…

Daily life can get so busy that I forget to enjoy the little things: spending some time with my family instead of staying late at the office; calling my mom and dad; catching up with a friend I haven’t talked to in a while.

Stop for a second and look at the beautiful world around you.

At the end of the day, it’s the simple moments that create an extraordinary life.

“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ― A.A. Milne

– Katy

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