Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what fuels me, what fills me up and gives me that sense of peace at the end of the day. And as it turns out, it’s pretty simple. Writing in my journal. Sipping hot cacao. Tending to my plants. Laughing with the people I love. Connecting with others. Moving my body. Eating really good food. Expressing myself. And doing work that’s of service to others.
It’s not rocket science, but it takes a shift in perspective to realize it’s the little things that actually make the biggest difference... even as cliche as that might sound.
I’ve talked about this before, but I spent a lot of years over-complicating things to the point of inaction. Always looking out for the next best thing, rather than being rooted in the present and feeling grateful for what I have right here and now. Even if it’s something as simple as the sunshine on my face. We always have the choice to be grateful and count our many, many blessings each and every day.
Because the truth is, the more we focus on those sacred, micro-moments that make life worth living, the more we begin to attract more positive things into our lives.
Of course that doesn’t mean traumatic and dramatic life events will suddenly reroute and bypass us. But maybe the stress that used to burn us out doesn’t overrun us like it used to. Or the little annoyances begin to have less weight on how we feel overall.
With time we begin to see that everyone is likely going through something in their own little world and they probably didn’t actually mean to cut you off in traffic... or intentionally scrape their fork on the plate.
As a result, we eventually begin to feel tiny improvements to our overall moods and each day begins to feel a little lighter and hopefully a whole lot brighter. Rain or shine.
Baby steps, y’all.