Appreciate the Small Things

Appreciate the small things.

Appreciate the beauty that surrounds you.

Appreciate the people in your life.

Never take for granted what brings you joy.

After 17 months, I’m visiting family who live on the beautiful coast of Maine.

My heart has been filled since spending time with my sister and brother-in-law, and their sweet beautiful lab dog, Tucker.  And my much awaited visit with my nephew who lights up my life and my two great nieces I could eat up.

I love and appreciate the natural beauty of the ocean that lifts my spirit and soothes my soul.  I always feel like I’m “home” when I’m near the ocean, especially on the coast of Maine where my parents settled back in the mid 70’s.  It brought them such pleasure to be in such a peaceful, beautiful environment.  And I certainly can see why.

I can appreciate these happy memories of my parents, knowing how much they loved the coast of Maine and appreciated every day they could look upon this beauty.

This is the stuff joy is made of – at least for me.  These are precious moments I savor and appreciate.  And the memory of them will last a lifetime.

What do you value in your life?

And do you appreciate it?

“A grateful mindset can set you free from the prison of disempowerment and the shackles of misery.”
~ Steve Maraboli ~

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