Monday, December 16, 2013

The little things

A few days ago, my bloggy friend Barb put up a post about enjoying the little things in life.  She found the following quote on Facebook that inspired her:

“Enjoy the little things in life…..
                  ….. for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things”

We’re all so busy just getting through our days of work, child-rearing and home care that we rarely stop to smell the roses anymore.  Sometimes, though, some normal everyday thing will happen that catches our attention for once and we stop to smile. 

Barb invited her readers to think of a list of their own “little things” that make them smile to share and I promised to think about it.  Here’s my list Barb!

-watching the sun rise.  I’m usually heading off to work when the sun is coming up and not quite awake but, sometimes I look up at just the right time and bask in that early morning light on my face.

-my first tea of the morning

-my kids’ dimples

-watching my cat try to stretch herself out thin enough to lie on the baseboard heater (it’s really a  process!)


-a fresh layer of snow on the landscape

-Sunday morning listening to the Trivia Show on CJAD  (Montreal radio station) with my tea and Facebook games.

-the feel of a new book in my hands

-dancing all by myself in my living room to my favourite music

-singing in my horribly off-tune voice while doing the above; hence the reason for doing it alone

-my co-worker’s laugh when she finds something amusing; you absolutely can’t help but laugh with her.

-finding money in my coat pocket when I thought I had none.

-a phone call from a friend

-Christmas lights

-the smell of baking bread

-a hug from somebody who I love

None of these things are BIG when taken by themselves but, added up, they make life better



  1. Thank you for the mention Kat. I had a few people share their lists and it was great to see the differences. The key is to just stop to appreciate them once in awhile. Too often we are focused on the big prize and the future but before you know it, you're at the twilight of your life. Stop and cherish!! That's my message.

    1. I couldn't agree more! I'm enjoying a cup of tea and the Trivia Show as I type this; it's been a very busy week!

  2. Lovely Kathy!! I share so many of the same things. Tea is the bomb for sure. This season I wish for you many more of life's little things to come you way and fill you right up to the top of your heart. You are very special and have a sweet heart. Glad you have you in my life! ♥

    1. I'm looking forward to another year of wine-drinking and sharing life's moments with you. I hope we both have good things to come; we deserve it.

      Love you!

  3. It's how those things make us feel, I think.

    We don't always remember what happened or what was said, but we remember how we felt.

    1. That's so true! The details fade but the feeling stays with us forever