All posts tagged: The little things

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 114

So this came today and I always talk about the fact that it’s the little things that make life worth living. Today that couldn’t have been more true. I have just not had the best day, I didn’t get much sleep last night and I’m dealing with a lot of stuff but the fact that this came today and I have been wanting to get it for a few months now really did turn my day around. Even better, it works. And I mean I could see how people would say of course it works Mindy, it’s a mug. But I mean like actually keeps your coffee hot for a decent amount of time like you don’t have to go but down which I really appreciate. I also got a new kettle today because I needed one and that makes me smile too because it’s red and it’s old-fashioned looking. And at this point anything that will keep me going until the end of Saturday night is a plus. This week is just busy and …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 89

Well, my house was messy as it has ever been in a while today. Or at least my room was. I don’t normally leave it like this, But I had to run down to catch my ride to the mall. Where I bought a lot of things that I have been putting off for a very long time. The miraculous thing though is I went with someone I have been to the mall with before and it usually ends well but with some kind of memorable accident sometimes funny sometimes not so funny. But today everything seemed to go well. She seems to understand all of my knees didn’t make any backhanded insults disguised as compliments and we had a really good day. The mess only got worse once I got home with all of my purchases just to drop them off eat takeout food and go back to her house for the evening. And even though this day was busy and messy and completely chaotic. I wouldn’t have had it any other way because I …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 37

For the first time in a long time all that really needs to be said is, life is good. I’m not wanting for anything, my cats are healthy, my friends are abundant, and my family is somewhat sane. I find it interesting how when Life is not going the way that we won’t we are the first to complain, maybe, maybe dwell on it, but when life is going well we seem to be in the flow shall I say, and forget to wake knowledge the fact that it is actually going OK. That we have come along way, either with in an aspect of our lives over within ourselves. It then becomes selfish to take time for ourselves or at least we feel that way, I don’t have time to do this I need to do XYZ, I feel guilty doing this because I should be making time for ABC, And so on, I think you know what I mean. It is OK to sit in a moment and thank it for being. To …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 36

World meet Stewart! He is the newest addition to my mug collection and to our little family. Stewart I can’t wait to spend mornings of contemplation with you, distress with you in my hand, and work towards a healthier happier me with you by my side. I hope your mornings are full of beautiful sunrises, your evenings packed with conversations only meant for two, and your days full of lots of coffee.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 33

I was at my tattoo parlour for consultation today when I saw this. It just spoke to me on every level so I figure I have to share when that happens. What I find interesting, is I grew up in a Buddhist inspired household and have always believed in those principles, I am not here to convert anybody, but what I find interesting is that after all this time and starting the journey of finding my true self and who I really am I end up back at my roots. When I thought that through finding myself I would move away from who are used to be to become who I should be. Don’t let go of your roots completely, you may stray, leave them for a while but I guess what they say is true what will be will be.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 32

Realizing that everyone has a story and a purpose it’s something that not all people do. I have found this a lot lately, especially since I have started exploring living in the moment more. Sometimes it’s all people can do to talk to you or interact with you being able to understand that and not take it personally is in education in and of itself. When you realize you have a purpose and what the purpose is at least in my experience there is no stopping you. Your true purpose will drive you to things that you never thought you would do and it will put you on the path you need to be so don’t annoyed when it comes knocking embraced it and thank your lucky stars that you are one of the people who gets to experience what it is to be their true self. Many people don’t get this experience and if and when they do they don’t with us anymore to talk about their findings. You will end up on the …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 30

And the stress of the world starts to get to you and it seems like you can’t catch a break, Stop. Breathe. Think. Does this really matter? Am I living my purpose? Or my actions getting me to where I want to be? Does this thing in someway give me joy? I find myself asking these questions a lot lately and since I have started I have found out a lot about myself. For one I absolutely hate conflict. It brings out the worst in me. Two, I take things too seriously, or, should I say I used to take things too seriously. Are used to care what people think and I do to a certain extent now but not as much and it allows me to be less stressed which brings me to number three, I hate stress. Yet I have become so used to the feeling, to not have in my life feels weird. Good. But, so weird. True test I find, is the question does this bring me joy. If I can’t …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 29

Although I could’ve blogged about any number of things today good and not so good. And I know now I get to choose what I put out into the world so instead, I’m going to talk a little bit about one of the things I absolutely love -subtlety. I love to watch how the world seems to know what each person needs from it at a given time if you just pay attention. (All image credit attributed to Lessons Learned In Life) I am going through Some major life changes lately and seeing is this a quote from lessons learned in life which says: “there comes a day when turning the page is the best decision for you because you realize there is much more to the book then the page we’re stuck on” this could not be more true for me right now. I think most people can take something from this weather they find themselves facing adversity or having to deal with life’s stresses. I think taking the time to notice life’s subtleties …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 25

It was one of those days today. Equal parts good and not so great. I can’t go into it all but I can say now that I look back on it even though I tend to see a lot of the negative before the positive and am in a bit of a mood right now I can say on the whole it was a good day. I didn’t get as much done as I set out to do, actually, my day didn’t go as planned at all. I ended up in a funk all afternoon and still am, but then I remember that not all days are meant to be the same and that I got to do an impromptu photo shoot in the middle of the office, was I truly in that moment, no. I wasn’t – dammit. I was too concerned about work and trying to get things done when this day he had already turned in to a wash. And I only realize this now. It’s all a learning process isn’t it. …