Often we get so caught up in our day that we forget to take in the smallest of things. It is almost as if we wake up on auto pilot, an automated human only prepared to take note of the things we deem important. Today was a Monday you see. Mondays are known to be the worst day of the week. Thankfully this afternoon I was reminded to find beauty and happiness in the little things.
I was asked how my Monday was, to which I responded, “good actually!” In an almost surprised manner as I mentally re-checked my response.
The conversation continued whereby I mentioned that I often find beauty in the skyline and appreciate the small things and this left me wondering how quickly we lose sight of being aware of the small things. Why? Because the thought of finding beauty and happiness in the little things today did not even occur to me. I was pre-programmed by previous Mondays. Those unhappy Mondays that everyone wants to forget about.
Find beauty and happiness in the little things
So my thanks go out to one of my daughters teachers at school who found beauty in a flower this morning, kindly shared her experience with me and jarred my thought process of what a Monday can be if you are but present in the moment.
This is certainly a happy experience for me and also shows that you have to make a concerted effort to be present in the moment. Change starts from within. Awareness on the other hand is something we can share with another. Beauty is found in many a thing. So be present in your own life and share awareness when you can!