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Quote for the Day : Two Ways to Live your Life

“…There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle…”  

— Albert Einstein

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Silly Little Things

Silly Little Things

Life is made up of silly little things.  They join all the big important things together and holds them in place.  The silly little things are, in fact, not so silly after all…
Life wouldn’t be nearly as nice without:

  • Neighbourhood cats who greet you as you walk by, their tales held high in a gesture of happy friendship and interest
  • Babies falling asleep in your arms
  • Candlelight
  • Moonlight
  • Ice cream
  • Flirtatious strangers
  • The dance that happens before a relationship begins
  • Thunderstorms when you are tucked up in bed
  • Cookie dough
  • Cuddles from toddlers
  • The way puppies smell
  • Laughing so hard you do that weird soundless kind of laugh
  • Cheese on Toast with a bowl of soup
  • Soup in general, as long as it is homemade
  • Staying up way past your bedtime, knowing you can sleep in the next day
  • Music videos (especially retro ones from your childhood or teenage years)
  • Re-reading books you know and love
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • The smell of the ocean
  • Fresh sheets (especially if someone else has made the bed for you)
  • Strawberries
  • Brand new notebooks
  • Christmas Eve
  • Three little words – “I Love You”
  • Jimmy Stewart Films
  • Pie
  • The colour blue
  • Butterflies
  • Handmade cards
  • Onesie pyjamas
  • Stripes
  • Polka Dots
  • Vanilla
  • Baby rhinos (Come on, have you seen one of these guys!? So CUTE!)
  • The last day of school
  • Writing in a journal that no one will see but you
  • Talking with a best friend
  • Sitting in silence with a best friend, because you can
  • Watercolour paints
  • Magazines (especially craft, decorating or cooking ones)
  • Cutting and pasting (with scissors and glue, not on a computer)
  • Being noticed, and asked if you’re ok, when you’re feeling blue
  • Singing in the car
  • Roadtrips
  • Caramel
  • Rainbows
  • Candles
  • Bubble baths
  • Autumn leaves

I’m sure there’s lots of things I’ve forgotten.  And that’s what we do – forget the little things.  It’s easy to get caught up in the big problems and the big adventures, the big jobs and the big messes, so we overlook the little things that actually mean the most.  What things make your day happy (or even just bearable, when bearable is all you can hope for)?  I’m going to get in my polka dot onesie now and eat a bowl of soup for my dinner.  I’ll look at some magazines and write in my journal.  Sounds like the start of a pretty good evening to me…

Whatever you’re doing right now, enjoy and be grateful for the little things 🙂

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