Wow, can't believe it's March 1st and it's been two months since I last posted over here. I've never been much of a blogger and most of the time I feel like I don't really have anything worthwhile to say. And, maybe that's the problem--not that I don't have anything important or worthwhile to say, but maybe I shouldn't be thinking of it that way.
Maybe I should just start writing about the little things, because most of the time, those little things really are what it's all about, aren't they? We always tend to wait for the big things, to measure success with those things we perceive as "important," or "worthwhile," but what about all those little in-between moments? If we are always casting off these moments as unimportant, always waiting for the next perceived "successful" event, we are never truly living in the present.
And besides, most of those moments we define as "successful," they are very fleeting, too. They don't usually last, so then we're back to waiting until that next elusive event to happen while letting all those wonderful little in-between things--like the sound of a baby laughing, the hug or smile of a child, or the visual beauty of a bird or flower--pass us by.
So, right now, I'm taking a deep breath and appreciating everything in my life; my friends, my family, my health, the roof over my head, books and cozy slippers--and instead of gripping about the cold outside, I think I'm going to go make myself a nice cup of hot chocolate, turn on the fireplace, wrap myself up in a warm blanket and watch yesterday's episode of Grimm.
Ah, just the thought of it makes me smile.
What about you? What small magical moments made you smile today?