Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Life isn’t the sum total of our achievements and failures; it is rather a mosaic of little, blissful memories along the way. Unfortunately, we are often guilty of taking such small blessings for granted. We do not understand and appreciate their value until they are lost forever.
Ask yourself this: when was the last time you thanked your mother for that savory breakfast to kick-start your day, or if you ever set aside your ego to thank your friends for everything they do for you? Another question you might want to ask yourself is what your life would have been like without those small memories.
Several years down the line, these are the memories that will become our most cherished possessions. We won’t be telling our grandchildren about how hard we studied to ace an exam or how we successfully completed a tricky project, but about the mischievous pranks we pulled off on a teacher or neighbor with our pals. Believe it or not, it is not our accomplishments, or even our failures, for that matter, that define our lives, but rather these seemingly insignificant moments that we take to our deathbed.
These are the memories that leave a smile on our face whenever they cross our mind; they are what make our lives worthwhile. It is therefore critical for us to start valuing their importance in our lives before they become a thing of the past. Be grateful for every small blessing in your life, for most people may not be as fortunate as you are.
Robert Brault is an American freelance author. Globally renowned for his short quotes, Brault is known to have remarked: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”