You should always enjoy the little things in life because all those unnoticed details are what makes life beautiful in the end.
It’s short. I mean it’s typically not short when it spans on average about 75–80 years but it’s short when you think about it in comparison to the existence of the earth. Even when you compare the speed if feels like years pass you now in comparison to when you were younger.
Believe it or not, there is a reason for that feeling. You see when you’re 10 years move slower because the amount of time that’s behind you is only going to be one-tenth of your life, therefore, it feels slow. However, when you turn 30 you’ve lived much longer and your 30th year of life is obviously only one-thirtieth of your life. That’s obviously a much smaller piece of the pie than one-tenth so it feels as though it goes by much quicker. Imagine how life is at age 50 or 60.
I don’t mean from actual sleep; I mean from the ideology that nothing is good enough, life goes by too fast, having regrets, and anything else negative or holding you back.
I want you to wake up tomorrow morning and be so happy about the things you have. Life could be so much worse. In fact, your life is probably better than a lot of people in the world. It may even be better than mine! Truth is everyone has a different opinion on what’s difficult and what gets them down because we all come from different backgrounds. What’s hard to a kid who has very rich parents probably wouldn’t seem that impactful to me. Meanwhile, the issues of a kid from the projects would seem so much more difficult to me because it’s direr. We eventually take things for granted in our lives. It sounds cliche but it’s human nature.
When we have food daily we don’t think about that being a blessing but rather a given. The kid in the projects might not share that “given” so to him it’s a “blessing” when he has food to eat.
A Lesson Everyone Can Appreciate
You might be acclimated to your own issues. Those issues may seem superficial to some because their life is worse than yours; however, their problems seem like nothing to someone else. This is a cycle. It doesn’t end.
So instead of saying ‘be happy, you have food’ or ‘be happy you have a place to sleep’ I instead share the message with people to just enjoy the little things in life.
Enjoy the Little Things!
There’s no easier way to say this or express this sentiment. If you strip everything away from your life what do you need? Chances are everything you ‘need’ are actually amenities provided for you (you still have to pay) thanks to you living in a first world country. So when you go to subway or when you draw yourself a nice bubble bath after a hard day of work at the office or even the lumber yard look at what you’re about to enjoy and realize it’s the small things in your life and mine that make our lives everything we want them to be.
If you’re in debt or you’re depressed or something else bothers you I believe that everyone can take a moment out of their day to enjoy the little things in life. It helps us not freak out so much over the things in our lives that are actually big.
When we look at the towering goals in our lives that we work toward we seem so small an insignificant trying to chip away. We become overwhelmed, distraught, and upset we cannot obtain this massive goal. You might have to complete college but first you have to finish a year. Well to finish a year you need to finish a semester and pass. To finish a semester you need to pass your classes. To pass your classes you need to get good grades. You get good grades by studying. You study by being informed. You stay informed by being focused. To stay focused you need sleep. You slept seven hours last night…good job. Truth is getting enough sleep won’t make you pass your classes and graduate college but it’s a very good start.
Begin expelling the negative thoughts that cause stress and irritation and begin focusing on the smaller bite sized goals that feed into the massive goals for your life. If you look at a huge goal like finishing college or even high school that will feel like a massive weight on your shoulders. When you focus on the little things it becomes more bearable and at times actually enjoyable.
Blow off Steam
This is a key to enjoying the little things. There’s a time to be serious and there’s a time to be silly and blow off steam. You’ll want to do one much more than the other in most cases in order to remain productive. If you look at massive tech companies like Google and Apple they have slides in their work place. Directly in the offices. You can get a massage, take a nap, get your hair cut, play with puppies, play video games, or whatever else you want to do so long as you get your work done. So you have a lot to do but if you don’t take time every once in a while to blow off some steam you’ll get way too stressed. That’s not good for you or your employer. This can lead to you becoming angry at yourself and not even considering possible fatigue. So enjoy the little things in life.
Play a round of ping pong with the boys and girls at the office. Have fun. Love life and what you do. Don’t ever take blowing off steam out of your schedule. If you do you’ll have a lot of issues. Google and Apple follow these ergonomic structures for a reason…because they work and yield the best output over any other methods.
It’s time for you to wake up. Stop taking things for granted. Start appreciating everything you have and you will learn to see the world through a totally different light you never knew existed before. Be thankful for everything you have. If you have two parents who love you then be thankful. If you have grandparents who are still with us go see them tomorrow or after you read this and be thankful for them. Love them. Cherish them because some day not too long from now they’ll be gone. As unfortunate as that is it’s the truth. Life is too short to be patient for things. People won’t be around forever so while they’re here in your life show them how much you love them and appreciate them. You could die tomorrow. Anyone you know can die tomorrow. So it’s important to take today and show appreciation and talk to them.
It’s the things we take for granted we will miss most of all in the end.