They say that the older you get, the less you want things and the more you want something you can’t hold or play with. I remember for my ninth birthday, I wanted lots of dolls. I had boxes of Barbies, houses for them to live in, entire wardrobes for them to change into, and even tiny little cups and plates for them to eat on.
These days, as someone who relates to the themes achievement, focus, and discipline (Clifton StrengthsFinder) what I want most it seems is just to feel accomplished about what I’m doing with my life.
But I’ve began to understand that no matter what I accomplish, I may never be satisfied until I appreciate what I have experienced in my nineteen years. The object of day fifteen is for me (and you) to stop and appreciate the little things in life. I’ve grown so accustomed to just powering through my days to achieve as much as I can check off the to-do list, and I’m tired of being tired.
I’ve made a list of thirty things I need to appreciate more, and maybe you can relate to some of the “little things in life”.
- The smell of a candle
- Clean clothes (kind of a luxury in college)
- A charged device
- Fresh food (Again, a luxury at the moment)
- Iced water
- Cake batter or cookie dough
- Heated seats
- Ironed clothes
- Planning a schedule
- A good sweat after a workout
- Telling a joke
- Rain on the windowsill
- Clean hair
- Fresh sheets
- A cute baby (Just don’t make the mom uncomfortable with your staring)
- Your favorite song on the radio
- A message from someone you haven’t talked to in a while
- Getting a letter in the mail
- Fuzzy socks
- Fresh cut grass (Missing summer days)
- Efficient time usage
- Sleeping in
- Waking up before the alarm goes off
- Hot pizza
- The smell of a bonfire
- New chapstick
- A good parking spot (trying to improve my timing and luck with this one)
- Feeling accomplished about something (I’m currently pretty happy with how this series has been going…)
Altogether, it’s important to notice things like sweat and new chapstick, and today I am appreciative of the little things in life.