It’s usually the little things that add up to a pleasurable experience. For example, today, we have a school holiday. I like to teach, but this little, non-expected holiday is much needed since I’m a little under the weather.
I love finding four-leaf clovers. It’s a little thing that means a lot to me. At the oddest times, it seems that I just look down and see one of these little clovers. Last summer, I visited my son who was doing an internship in New York. My jet-lag was taking over so we went to Central Park and I took a quick nap. When I woke up, we realized that we were sitting in a patch with an unusual amount of four-leaf clovers. It was a little thing, but we considered it a blessing.
Doing little things with all of my children today made it very enjoyable. I used Skype to talk to my son. It was a little thing that meant a lot.
My daughter and I decided to go to China Town. At the top of the street, there was a bus ready to take us at only 27 cents per person. It was a little thing, but it worked for us.
The bus stopped in front of the 7-11 where we bought the water we needed. While buying the material, a lady gave us a sweet little recyclable bag. It was a little gesture but was really nice.
The rice man did not take a holiday, so we ordered our favorite dishes for 35 Baht a plate (just over a dollar). Now, I have time to do something fun with my other daughter. These little things made today awesome.
I really love little Jing Joks (Thai geckos)! I know they may seem hard to get used to, but they are just little adorable creatures that live in our houses and eat mosquitoes. One night, I watched one of these little creatures attack a mosquito in the kindest of ways. First, it let out a little warning sound as a signal, “I’m about to eat you if you don’t move.” Then, it grabbed its victim. Lovely! Who really needs mosquitoes?
All in all, it’s these little things I love about life.
For today’s creative activity, take a minute and write about one little thing that made your life easy or enjoyable today. Is there anyone you can thank for a little effort that improved your life? After all, it’s these little things that make life enjoyable.
“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” Senace