By Pat Amsden
As the world opens up, with many of us vaccinated, many of us are considering travel at some point, and events. There may be a wedding in the family, or of friends. These are all wonderful things. Just for a moment though, I ask you to celebrate the small things.
Ice Cream on a summer night.
A walk with a friend
Swimming in cold clear water.
Watching the sunset or sunrise.
A first cup of coffee.
A new book by your favourite author with a glass of wine and a chocolate while you read.
The smell of fresh cut grass.
Puppies – of any kind. And puppy dog kisses.
Lying on the ground and watching the stars. Can you spot the Big Dipper?
Flowers from your garden, delivered by a special someone.
Turning the music up full blast and dancing to it.
Walking on the beach and watching the waves come in.
Walking on cool and shady forest paths.
Watching dogs play in the dog park.
In the end, these are not the small things at all. They are the moments of joy and happiness that bind us all together. They cost nothing or very little. And while your small things list may be different than mine, chances are there will be overlap. In the end we are more alike than not.
What small things do you celebrate?