It’s the Little Things That Count….

Little things

I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been thinking A LOT about the little things. Well, more about living in the moment and not taking things for granted.

I guess some of it has to do with sipping coffee while gazing across lavender fields a few weekends ago – holidays in nature always seem to help me find out what’s really important in life. It’s like all that fluff and stress and technology stuff just fizzles away.

It’s easy to get stuck into routines, isn’t it?

You wake up, you go to work, you come home to make supper and get things ready for the next day – you try to relax a little, you go to sleep, and then you repeat it all over again.

Honestly, that doesn’t sound fun to me at all.

I must admit, over the last few months I’ve gotten into plenty of boring routines. In fact I was in bed by 9pm every night. I don’t know what shook me out of my “old lady” routine… but thank goodness it did. I love reading, but damn it – 9pm every night?! No, no, no, no…..

I get that it’s all part of life. I mean, if we’re always changing things up for the sake of not being “boring”, then I think we’d all go a bit loony. Well, I know I would…

Things have changed in the last two months. I’ve started a new job – granted it’s half day, but still… it’s no walk in the park. I’m a copywriter at an advertising agency where each design needs to be proofread before being sent off to the client. And that’s not even coming up with catchy slogans or typing up a press release, an article or doing a Facebook page update! But, amidst all the chaos and challenges I must say I am in my absolute element. I can for once in my life say that I love my job and not feel like my nose is growing invisibly.

What was the point of this post again? Oh yes… the ‘little things’…

Life is short. People say this all the time. We don’t know what tomorrow’s going to bring. I’ve heard of so many people getting sick all of a sudden, or of being the victim of an unexpected motor accident. You just never know.

So, I say – throw caution to the wind. ENJOY LIFE. Stop moaning about the little things for goodness sake, because really – at the end of it all, they really don’t even matter.

Eat dessert every day. It’s what I do… and why on earth not? I either take a mini “apple pie” or a chocnut banana pudding to work every day. Gives me something to look forward to. Believe it or not, having Jillian Michaels yell at me through the TV isn’t something I dread – I crave it.  And I can feel my fitness levels increasing which is awesome! When it gets to night time, I don’t look at the clock much anymore and I don’t try and get up religiously at 6.15am. If we want take-out in the middle of the week instead of on Friday, we do it.

Why wait for the good stuff?

You just never know. That’s just me right now. I don’t think we should be waiting for anything. Celebrate all the little things. Celebrate the new jobs, the anniversaries, the friendships. Even if there’s nothing big to celebrate… Say “I Love You”.

Celebrate being in love.

Celebrate the little things in life.

 

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12 Replies to “It’s the Little Things That Count….”

  1. Well said and I try daily to enjoy the small stuff, too. I have begun to unplug more in the evenings and weekends now and really does seem to make a bit of a difference. Gives me time to really look forward to. I am so glad you love your new job and truly does sound like you are in your element. Also, love the thought of eating dessert everyday!! 🙂
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Yay Janine! That’s great 🙂 It’s so hard to unwind and switch off when you work from home.

  2. Words of the wise. Sometimes it is a breath of fresh air to break away from the daily routine. I know I am currently stuck in a routine and I am trying to break it. Yesterday I even took a nap. I don’t remember the last time I felt that good! 🙂
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      That sounds like heaven! The last time I took a mid day nap was when I was sick in April, but that doesn’t count. Almost nothing beats that! 🙂

  3. Right there with you. Soooo right there with you. 🙂
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Yes, yes, yes! 😉

  4. So glad to hear that you are loving your new job! I definitely understand the old lady routine, lol and try to push myself from giving in to it! Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the little things today. Having that attitude changes the daily experience so much around here. It makes it so much better. 🙂
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      If anyone has an excuse to go to bed early, it’s you! 😉 Judging by your pics and what you’re teaching your girls, I’d say you’ve got this one down!

  5. really like the new theme
    excellent photo
    very, very key thought… about routines and putting things off!

    I am one of those whose ‘natural’ inclination is to not focus on the here and now, so the challenge of your theme hits home.
    (One of my favorite authors is Carlos Castaneda) who write about ‘living life without reservation’ I find that a very useful thought-tool
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Hmmm… that sounds like a book I want to read! Going to start keeping a look out for it. I read Dale Carnegie’s, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” a few years ago. That was incredible.

  6. I am grateful for my dog runs every day……Cloudy and I love the exercise!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      That’s awesome Michelle! I really envy you! Hopefully one day soon we’ll also have a dog to go take for walks (runs) every day 🙂

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