Today, we have a short post for a simple idea. It’s not often that we take the time to appreciate the simple things in life.
The feeling when you are walking through the park on a sunny day
Sitting down and enjoying the breeze and the view
The taste of your favourite ice cream
The smell after a good rain shower
The sound of the city or even of silence
I’m sometimes so busy getting to where I am going or thinking about what I want to do, that I forget to stop and look around me. So much can be missed this way.
Maybe feeling joy about the little things is a better way to enjoy every day life and not get bogged down in the things that can irritate us.
I’m sure this is no revelation. Monks have been teaching this kind of thing in Buddhism for year’s right?
There is also something to be said for living in the moment and not worrying about what’s around the corner. Perhaps not a good long term savings plan, but a life full of experiences instead. And who’s to say which is more valuable?
Personally, I almost always go for the experience and not worry about money. But this can also be dangerous, so you sometimes have to be selective and reasonable in your choices and not go abseiling in favour of being able to buy groceries for the week.
By enjoying the simple things in life, you can get satisfaction on a budget. It costs nothing to go to the park, go for a walk and use your senses to tune into the world around you.
And what a wonderful world it is if you can only take the time to stop and look around.