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The little things… day 1

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes.  It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches.  It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day.  What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.  ~Michael Josephson

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When something good happens, we ignore it.  When a small incident occurs, we dwell on it.  Why do we do that?  We are causing our own misery!    Today, we start a new series on “The little things”.  A spin-off from the re-discovery of happiness, where I was reminded of the importance of gratitude and letting go.  In this new journey, join me discover the little things that matter (gratitude) and learn from the little things that don’t (letting go).

I understand that life isn’t perfect, but I’m a true believer that each day does not just offer strife, but small and simple good things that go unnoticed.  Each day we are the master of our choices, we can either sweat the small stuff or let it go.

By the end of this series, I hope to learn to do two consistent things daily.  To be thankful for my blessings and to release the small stuff undeserving of my time and energy.  Here we go!

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20 responses

  1. Amen! Looking forward to this series!! Lovely :)

    June 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

    • Me too! I just love learning as I publish each post and I thank you for joining me on this one as well.

      June 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

  2. Beautiful Photo – Have a Great Day:)

    June 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    • Thank you. Hope yours was great!

      June 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

  3. I’ m there – will be following you – you have got me hooked again

    June 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    • Yay! I will do my best to make it worth your time.

      June 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

  4. gamaraca

    Looking forward to it, letting go is the hardest for me. I dwelled on the small stuff today :(

    June 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    • That’s ok. That’s what’s so great about tomorrow, we get another chance to get better at the things we try to work on. Baby steps… :-)

      June 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

  5. Mae Jimenez

    I’m so blessed to have a daughter who has so much “soul” in whatever she shares to others. Christine not only writes but makes us aware of all that is beautiful around us, as simple as a dandelion. It doesn’t matter how much weeding we do, they will always pop up
    after showing their bright yellow flowers and then their fluffy white seeds float away…just to return and continue to propagate.

    Mama

    June 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    • Thanks mama! You’re so sweet, I love you!

      June 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm

  6. Ta-da-da-da (trumpets blare) here it is….the new set of beautiful blogs to enlighten our day!
    Thank you Christine!

    June 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    • Thank you Liz! It’s my pleasure.

      June 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  7. I have been enjoying the journey and look forward to more! Great photo Christine!

    June 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

  8. Beyond The Green Door

    Love this!

    June 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

    • Thank you! Hope you follow us through this series… and beyond. Have a wonderful day!

      June 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm

  9. Beautiful, Christine! I needed to see this today. You are such a messenger!

    June 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    • Thank you Gina. I love unexpected messages that come up at the right moment and I’m glad this post was able to do that for you. I hope all is well, take care!

      June 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm

  10. Love your photo! I’d love to curl up in that Adirondack chair right now with a good book and spend a tranquil morning there.

    July 4, 2012 at 5:15 am

    • Thank you Jennifer. Not only is the setting peaceful, the surrounding lavender’s scent is so relaxing too.

      July 4, 2012 at 8:32 am

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