|Quote via the tao of Dana|
Sometimes we forget that the journey is just as important as the destination. Having major dreams and plans we aim to achieve is an incredible source of inspiration and motivation. But it's just as important to remember to celebrate every step of the way and to appreciate every single effort that we put in. Even the obstacles, failures and every single tear we shed can be a source of growth and renewed strength. Just like so many other tiny little things that we tend to overlook or take for granted.
For the past few years, I've been making a conscious effort to pay more attention to those seemingly little and inconsequential things. A good laugh with my family or friends. A delicious meal devoured on a patio (a gorgeous sunset is optional). A bunch of flowers bought for no reason at all. A long lavender-scented bubble bath and a glass of rosé after a particularly exhausting work week. Reading an unputdownable book late into the night. A box full of office supplies delivered straight to my door. Waking up with the sun in the morning and viewing every single morning as an opportunity to start afresh. New lipstick that makes me glow... This may seem like nothing in the grand scheme of things, but I am infinitely grateful for every single thing that puts a smile on my face, any given moment. And I feel that I've been living a much happier life ever since I started to put this theory in practice.
How do you celebrate every day? Do you pay attention to those little things that make life more beautiful? What is that one thing that never fails to make you smile?