Have you ever thought how it really is the little things
that make the difference in life?
Last Saturday I had a good day, a really good day! I had no commitments and it was a beautiful sunny morning. I popped into town nice and early, enjoyed the sunshine, and listened to the birds sing amid the hubbub of town life. It’s the little things.
I wish I’d told the man in front of me on the escalator how much I loved his legs! I did call out how cool it was to hear two girls (mother and daughter) singing ‘I’ve had the time of my life’ at the top of their lungs as they paused at the traffic lights in a cabriolet. And I smiled at a six-year-old Ironman swaggering through the precinct, flexing his muscles and grinning at everyone. It was that kind of day!
The evening before, in the warmth that predicted a beautiful day to come, Vince and I walked Roxy and listened to the birds in the trees. Noting how different their calls and songs were, from the courting couple of cooing and crooning collared doves, to the blackbird’s familiar call, to a robin red-breast singing his little heart out on the top branches.
Sometimes the smallest creatures sing the loudest and have the most beautiful voices.
Do we listen?
We even attempted to get a photo of the tiny robin atop the tree (our phone cameras were pitifully lacking for this!), and it was a giggle to watch passing motorists’ passengers straining their necks to see what we were looking at!
It made us realise how lucky we are, and how the littlest things can often be the best things.
…Like the way your cat purrs when she snuggles into you – one of your favourite songs playing in your car – brushing your hand across velvet moss – a flower blossoming – new leaves appearing on trees – getting lost within a great book – your dog’s welcome home – your favourite hot chocolate – being silly with friends – the feel of your favourite jumper – a hug – snowflakes – your bed after a hard day – creating art – dancing in the rain – fresh baking – holding hands – watching a sunrise – something that makes you laugh and many more…
What are the little things that make you grateful and happy?
So true, Lisa. I am going to consciously look for the little things today. Starting right now with those birds I can hear through my open bedroom window as my ME lays me low again. Thank you for the reminder.
Noticing bird song always makes my day better x
Hearing our kitties talking to each other… listening to the children playing outside… a good cup of coffee and knowing my brother and sister are happy!
All of those, yes! The purr of my cat is instantly calming x
Mine today was hearing a robin sing as I sat and typed. So beautiful and such a gift. x
The robin has the most beautiful (and loud) song! Love them! x
humanity and individuality are all around us – we just have to put down our cellphones and listen. There is no music like the music of nature, no dance like the choreography of the street. It’s always there!
You’re right, and there’s so much to be found when we listen x