Live a happier life right now | Enjoy the small things
I woke up and stepped outside to the feeling of a new season. The first feeling of the cool breeze on your face (in my case, beard) and crisp air filling your lungs. It's a small thing, but it's one that makes me happy. Life isn't always sunshine and roses, but there are ways we can have a happy life even when we feel overwhelmed. This was one of those times for me, when I found joy. We attended a Sunday morning church service where we were able to serve, greet visitors with some good food, and create through playing music. Afterwards, we enjoyed the sunshine and clear, blue sky, along with the continuing cool breeze at a local arts and crafts fair. Kids were running and laughing, the smell of food was in the air, tents housed prized art and craft pieces. We talked to a few of the vendors and complimented them on their work, and bought wild flower honey from a local beekeeper who had a great display of live bees making honey behind glass. After making it home, Wendy settled in for an afternoon nap, and I sat on the back porch under an umbrella, looking out over the small nature preserve with my banjo, pipe and a bottle of Sangria. Blue jays, cardinals and mocking birds were singing, and a couple squirrels were scurrying along the ground. There were a few little flowers budding on the other side of the fence that caught my eye and added to the beauty and perfection of this relaxing day. All these things in themselves can seem like small things that make no difference. I feel life is about enjoying the small things and seeing the beauty in every situation. All these things added together to make one really great day. Pay attention to the small things! Reid What are some small things you enjoy in your life?