Notice the Small Stuff - Lesson #5

Evolution is a process. Life is a journey, not a destination. Transformation takes time. As I continue growing, changing, learning, evolving, I find that sometimes I “fall short” and need to be reminded of the lessons I am trying to learn and strategies to move me forward. This week I am going to share one “lesson” a day that has recently come in handy for me and might serve as a helpful reminder for others.

Take a moment to notice the small things.

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When I find it hard to be in the moment or my thoughts get out of control or I just want to take a quick mental break, I find it is helpful to observe things around me. I take a moment to notice what I see, smell, feel, hear, taste. Often, I go through my day not stopping to notice the thousands of gifts and expressions of beauty that surround me. They may seem common or ordinary, and therefore I brush right over it. But pausing and being mindful of what I sense and observe, even for a brief second, can give my mind a break and allow me to live in this moment.

Take a moment right now to notice what is around you. What do you see, feel, hear, smell? Join the discussion by leaving a comment.