“Life and growth isn’t just about the big hurrahs. It’s in these moments where we sip our tea and really taste the flavor, where we notice a squirrel doing it’s thing, going for the acorn. When a wisp of hair falls over our lover’s face.”
~Nicole Justine Cavanaugh
While she was pondering, I decided I wanted chocolate and I told her so. I knew where it was (in my drawer right by my bedside) so I headed over there and sunk my teeth into a nice slice. I was staring out the window and there was this moment: the chocolate in my mouth, the grey sky outside, the room heater thawing out my hands, and I just felt a sense of inner peace.
Everything is ok, I felt myself sense.
And then it hit me: I’ll write about The Simple Things. And so I texted her this, and guess what she responded? I was just going to say that! she wrote back!
That’s the thing with the simple things. The little moments that fill up our day – that we might or might not notice.
We all experience these moments, these little connections to life. It’s something we all understand.
And can take for granted.
These moments can be shared. In that moment, she and I experienced a connection, even over text (c’mon, we all know it was energetically) where we both just appreciated the texting, the idea of chocolate, whatever it was. Something clicked.
What simple things do you experience – and overlook?
What simple moments are you ignoring or rushing through so you can get to the next Big Moment (that may or may not come)?
This is where we get to stretch ourselves…gently. Life and growth isn’t just about the big hurrahs. Neither is happiness. And certainly not joy. It’s in these moments where we sip our tea and really taste the flavor, where we notice a squirrel doing it’s thing, going for the acorn. When a wisp of hair falls over our lover’s face.
Do not get so caught up in chasing your purpose, your life mission, the job, the promotion, the perfect whatever-it-is that you forget the feel of the soft wrap around you, the way the firelight played over your sleeping dog beside you, and the way the wind felt on your face as you opened the car window for that split second.
These moments are moment you touch your life and your life touches you back. It’s felt in your senses, in your openness, in your willingness to connect with life.
So, let yourself enjoy something simple today. Consciously. Delightfully.
A suggestion? Do it now. In this moment. Why wait?
Until next time…
With light and love,
Nicole Justine Cavanaugh