The Little Moments

Life is made in the little moments

 

How often do we get caught up in the big scheme and rush of life? We stress over deadlines and looming projects. We get tunnel vision looking just at the finish line and shut out the journey along the way. Sometimes we even collapse on the sideline because the goal is just too big and daunting for us. We get so caught up in the end goal that we sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses. We forget to stop and connect with a friend or explore new destinations. I know I fall prey to this often when I get super overwhelmed or stuck in a zone. I forget to stop and look around me, and enjoy fully each moment I’m in. We don’t get those moments back; once they’re gone they are gone! Don’t let those slip through your fingers and then wonder why your life always feels like a treadmill stuck at a constant pace. Get off and take a step back. Breath, pause, smile and take everything around you in!

What are ways we can live in the moment? How can we at first consciously make the moves to enjoy the little things, so then they easily become part of our everyday life. BECAUSE when they do become a part of our everyday life we look at everything around us in a different light. We notice the smiles, the laughter, the colors, the smells, the interactions, etc. We notice the people around us. We aren’t alone in this world and even just one genuine smile could completely change a person’s day for the better. You can make a person feel so special by just checking in and letting them know you thought of them. I have been working on that more recently. Trying to let a person know they crossed my mind and I hope they are having a blessed day. Just little things like that make you happy and full of light then as well. So take those little pauses during the day to soak in your surroundings. Focus on the interactions, not things, because in the end if we create genuine friendships those will last us forever.

How can we make consciously taking time out or our day second nature to us? I find taking the time for self care and learning to rest, not stop helps me. Taking the time to go explore a new coffee shop with a friend, taking a spur of the moment hike in the snow with my family, deciding to take the scenic route home and getting to see the sunset happen right in front of my eyes. These are all moments and actions I consciously decided to do, but in the end enjoyed so much and made lasting memories. They were moments of real life that often get brushed over as being everyday. They are a different type of self-care too. Self-care can be the pampering type to treat yourself, OR it can be treating your soul. Re-centering and finding ways to renew your heart and soul, and connect with those around you. I really believe little moments are all about that connection. Your connection with people, with nature, with God…. All these make those moments special and forever frozen in time for you.

In the moment an interaction can seem so small, but you never know what could come from that connection. The little moments sometimes fly past us and we don’t recognize their worth and grandeur until later down the road. Later down the road we look back and realize how big those little moments actually were. I can actually look back on moments now that when they were happening I loved them, but didn’t realize how important they were to me until later. Moments that I stopped and consciously did something that down the road I’m so grateful I did. They become special memories to me and help shape the person I am now, because I like how those actions made me feel so I want to repeat them! A lot of those special moments for me usually always center around food. Having food or a drink with a friend and just socializing and catching up is a perfect way to create moments and memories. Two of my best friends and I during college would set a day each week to go eat and just hang out. We made the time to enjoy each other’s company and looking back those meals where definitely highlights of my week. Our time to de-stress, share a meal and create really strong bonds that will last forever. Take the time to create and strengthen those friendship bonds because in the long run having a group of like-minded supportive people around is key for survival. There is a Greek word for that!!!! Parea. Parea in Greek is a group of like-minded friends who gather to talk about values, ideas, life, etc. These are your people you create those precious little moments with. Don’t ever take those little moments for granted.

Funny little story for you: I was working the other morning and a company sent my store some samples to try. Among the samples were little notebooks as well. On the notebooks it said, “Big things often have microscopic beginnings.” It was almost like the company knew I was really thinking about this theme. It’s so true though…. So many big things begin with humble small beginnings. Those little moments could become huge monumental events later down the road. So I am just going to repeat and repeat over and over. NEVER take those moments for granted. Always try and live your life to the fullest every minute of every day. Share love and take the time to connect with others. Take the time and you never know maybe something magical might come from you making that time.

 

“Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things.”

 

S’Agapo

Pi

30 Comments Add yours

  1. You’re absolutely right :)! Little moments and appreciate the little things in life it’s so important. And, I’m making an effort to appreciate them more.
    https://www.daisyandthyme.com/

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    1. mjaquette says:

      You are so right!!! I’m trying to as well xoxoxo

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  2. Nathalie says:

    You are absolutely right, we tend to get swallowed by our day jobs and our to-do lists, then we forget about everything else. Sometimes a month goes by and I realize that I did nothing else than working, thinking everything else could wait. Yet, it can’t. We need to focus on little things as you say, among them reaching out to our friends even just to say we think about them.

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Yes yes yes!!! Xoxoxo

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  3. I love this blog post so much!! I couldn’t agree more than everyone needs to live their lives in the little moments more often instead of rushing through their days and ending up so tired. Thank you for sharing! 🌻💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Yes the little moments are so important!!! Thank you! Xoxoxo

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  4. sugisays says:

    So true! It’s unfortunate that we don’t realize this often enough. Even for me, I find that I only stop and think about this when I’m away from home, travelling, in a new environment!

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Same!!!! I’m really trying to work on it more xoxoxo

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  5. Natasha MacFarlane says:

    This is beautiful! A great reminder to appreciate moments.

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you! Xoxoxo

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  6. bingingonabudget says:

    Thanks for sharing, I love your writing. What’s been one of your favorite parts about blogging so far?

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you!!! I really love being able to be real with my thoughts 🙂

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  7. I’m a huge fan of taking time to appreciate the smaller moments in each day, sometimes it’s the only way to appreciate the positives x

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Same!!!! Xoxoxo

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  8. Giulia says:

    Beautiful post & beautiful reminder! Keep up the good work! x

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you so much! Xoxoxo

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  9. I absolutely love the message behind this post! Appreciating what you’ve got is so important as one day, it may disappear in the blink of an eye and you’ll regret all the things that were never said or done. Life is too short to be ungrateful ❤️

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Yes yes yes girl! So important

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  10. Ray says:

    Those were such inspiring words to read first thing in the morning. I completely agree with you and salute you for sharing those thoughts to encourage everyone to take a step back and enjoy the moment.

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you so much!

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  11. Rhianna says:

    I love this post, and it’s come at a perfect time for me! I so relate. I love the idea of parea too – I’m lucky enough to have that in my life!

    Rhianna x
    http://www.tsundokugirl.com

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Yes!!! Thank you for reading girl!

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  12. justnatonya says:

    Mikaela this spoke to my soul all the way through. I just applied for a job and was invited to an informational session. Yesterday they sent me an email saying I didn’t get the position. I could sit and stay disappointed and call it a waste of time but instead I view it differently. Like you, I’m taking note of the little things. when I drove myself to the interview, I discovered new areas to explore on the weekends and I actually tried a new hairstyle I really like. After that rejection, I want to open a t-shirt store, I think it’ll be fun😁. Recognizing the little things makes you more grateful about life and keeps you moving forward. Great post!!!💚💚💚

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Awwww love sorry you didn’t get the job but go you for looking at the little things. You’re so amazing!! Xoxoxo

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      1. justnatonya says:

        Thanks sis! ❤

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  13. Britt K says:

    This is such a great reminder for all of us. While the big goal and dreams are certainly worth striving for and working towards, it’s important not to miss those little moments and experiences along the way. I think we all need to take a step back and ‘be’ in the moment.

    Britt | http://unapologeticallyyou.org

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Exactly!!!! Xoxoxo

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  14. jessierenea says:

    I love this post! 💕 you’re absolutely right! It’s so important to appreciate the little moments or really to learn to live in the moment ! Great post! Thanks for posting and sharing !!
    https://jessierenea.com/7-secrets-of-confident-people/

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Yes!!! Thank you love!!

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      1. jessierenea says:

        You’re welcome!! 🤗

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