small is beautiful
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9th Sep 2011, 11:19 PM #1
small is beautiful
small is beautiful
It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty
than to live a long time and be bored all the while." Don Marquis
it is your days that define your life. the common perception is only possible to enjoy your leisure time. the professional stuck in the 9 to 5 grind who longs for the weekend and, in the process, has given up on trying to find pleasure in the ordinary experiences we have every day.
we all have basic needs to survive; food, clothing, shelter... etc. But we also need other things to make us happy, a mental vitamin if you will. things that cheer up your day, these are other than those that make you psychologically healthy and sane
the small pleasures i mean are like icing on top of a cake. the cherry in your icecream, the anchovies in your pizza (if you like anchovies). they just make you smile. stuff that you really enjoy. here are some of the things that i enjoy
1. Appreciate Beauty.
Each day we come across beauty in a number of shapes and forms. Itís a shame,people have become so accustomed to this beauty that it largely goes unappreciated Look at the people, plants, gadgets, and buildings around you and taking a moment to appreciate what makes them so special.
2. Connect With Nature.
Nature is an amazing healer for the stresses and strains of modern life. Eating lunch in the park, attending to a vegetable garden in your backyard, or watching the sunset are just a few simple ideas for how you can enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis.
E. E. Cummings once said ďthe most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Never be too busy to laugh, or too serious to smile. Instead, surround yourself with fun people and donít get caught up in your own sense of importance.
4. Have Simple Pleasures.
A good cup of coffee when I first wake. Time spent playing with my 2 year old dahghter. Cooking a nice meal in the evening. These may not seem terribly exciting, but they are some of the simple pleasures I enjoy in life. If you slow down for just a moment and take the time to appreciate these ordinary events, life becomes instantly more enjoyable.
5.. Connect With People
In so many ways, it is our relationships with people that give us the most happiness in life. the best way to enjoy your work more is not to get a raise or a promotion, but rather to build rewarding relationships with your co-workers.
There is a strong link between learning and happiness. Given this, there is no excuse not to be stimulating your brain and learning something new each day
7. Rethink Your Mornings and Evenings
For example, in the morning you may choose to wake an hour earlier and spend the time working on yourself, whether it be reading, writing or exercising. In the evening, consider spending some time just before bed reviewing your day or in meditation.
8. Celebrate Your Successes.
During a normal day we are sure to have some minor successes. Perhaps you have successfully dealt with a difficult customer, made a sale, or received a nice compliment for your work.Share the experience with someone else, reward yourself with a nice lunch, or just give yourself a mental pat on the back.
Small pleasures in Life.
1. Watching sunlight shine through leaves.
2. A favorite song that comes on the radio just as I was thinking of it
3. observing Fireflies
4. Waking up in the morning and realizing that have 10 more minutes to sleep
5. Having a long conversation with a close friend
6. Getting a hug from someone you love
7. Cooking something for your spouse
8. Dancing with your lsoulmate
9. Watching a flower blossom
10. Walking barefoot on grass and feeling the dew on your feet.
11. Watching a child smile
12. Watching a bird feeding her kids in a nest
13. Walking on the beach
14. Eating an Ice Cream on a rainy day
15. Singing in the shower, at the top of your voice
16. Watching a flock of birds flying together in the sky
17. an exercise endorphin high
18. soulmate's handwritten love letter ( ofcourse to you )
19. movie theater popcorn
20. playing violin or hearing Music
21. inspiring blogs
22. a novel you can get lost in
23. finding the perfect piece of clothing...on sale
24. a long walk that clears your head
25. smiling at a stranger
26. flying a kite
27.green lights all the way home
28.the smell of fresh-baked bread
29.reading your child a bedtime story
30. Having coffee and chocolate with your friends
31. . jigsaw puzzles
32.. shopping at flea markets
33.. the smell of grass when freshly cut
34. buying nice smelling things
35.. talking to new people (not just on the net)
varakavi Bharathi once sang breezy dulcet words'Eththanai kodi inbam vaiththaai-yengal Iraiva, iraiva, iraiva'. so let us enjoy the beautiful small pleasures of daily life
"Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. (mnna is a heaven's bread)
29th May 2015, 07:17 AM #2
Re: small is beautiful
Always walk towards your goal enjoying the journey and the route is filled with all the points listed here.