What Little Things are You Missing out On?

Surely by now, you’ve come to realize that it’s the little things in life that matter the most: a hug from a good friend, a word of support from someone you respect, thanks from a boss or co-worker. These things can certainly make your day much easier to get through. Taking time out to do things that are important to no one other than yourself are also some of those “little things” that can make life so much more bearable at times when things are tough.

I’m just as human as the rest of you. I get so caught up in the things I have to get done, that I sometimes forget those little things. I don’t remember to stop and smell the proverbial roses as often as I should. I may not always be able to respond to each email I get (I DO read them all!). My schedule may be full, not allowing me to attend something you’ve invited me to. That’s the way life goes, eh? We can’t have it all, we can’t do it all, and we certainly can’t BE it all.

Think about how good you feel when someone supports or thanks you for something out of the blue. Remember what it’s like to be the recipient of a hug, phone call or email for no reason other than to say “hey, how ARE you?”. Reflect for a moment about how much easier life can be when you take time to do something you love. Now… here is my challenge for the day: go forth, and spread the cheer. Call someone up you haven’t talked with in awhile. Tell that person who may really need to hear it “hey – thanks – you ROCK!”. Send your Mom some flowers to thank her for putting up with your butt (note to self.. call florist!).

Once you’ve spread as much happiness to others as you can, sit down and make yourself calmer and happier. Do something for even a half an hour a day that will make YOU feel better. What is it you’d do with 30 whole minutes to yourself, to do as you please? You know my answer… I spend my extra time reading through what all of you are up to. Why don’t you try it out for yourself? You may learn something new, get a few laughs, or make a new friend… starting the circle over again.

6 thoughts on “What Little Things are You Missing out On?”

  1. That is fantastic advice. And with a totally straight face, what I am about to say qualifies as something that genuinely makes me happy. (I’ve already spread some joy around the house)

    I am about to treat myself to some episodes of Quantum Leap on my Roku box, accompanied by some hot dogs for a very late dinner.

    Tonight will be an evening filled with cheese dogs and time travel. I am about to become a very happy man.

  2. Makes sense. I will call my sister in the morning and eat her brains out! Might even call my brother 🙂
    Thank you Chris. You have this thing to your nature that makes me happy when I hear you talk. And I think I should go sleep now. Late in California

  3. I love this post – very inspiring. I spent half an hour just tooling around the park on my bike last night after reading this, and then caught up on my blogs too. I started the day with a much better “attitude of gratitude.”

  4. You’re dead right. I hope all the MMO gamers see this. Why is it that they’re able to accept virtual reality when actual reality offers so much more?

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