Appreciate the little things.

@megamatt (14333)
United States
August 3, 2011 10:22am CST
Its a good idea to appreciate the little things, as life often times can go through periods where nothing really memorable is going to happen. You can get just stuck in the motions a lot of times, and thus when nothing out of the ordinary happens, we tend to get put in a funk. Yet there are any number of wonderful things that are going happen that are small. Its a good thing to appreciate the little things so we can enjoy life. Not everything is a huge event after all, therefore we must gain joys in smaller aspects when we can.
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@allen0187 (26398)
• Philippines
7 Aug 11
definitely agree with this one megamatt. too often we run though life and neglect the small things which makes life more meaningful. we seek the extraordinary in life and often take for granted the simple pleasures in life. i remember i started a thread with a similar idea and i wrote down the simple things in my life that i'm very thankful for. here is the thread, http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2301376.aspx. it was a year ago and although much has changed, much has remained the same as well. thanks for this thread megamatt and for your thoughts. i couldn't possibly agree more. cheers to the simple pleasures in life!!!
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
8 Aug 11
Indeed is is really essential to never lose sight of what is truly important in life. I think that far too many times we take a lot of things that are ordinary for granted. However just because they are ordinary, its not like we cannot get any degree of pleasure out of them. I think that many of us can get enjoyment out of a lot, if only we looked at it in a different way. A lot can change indeed, but the same underlying idea remains to be true. The fact is that there is a lot in the world to appreciate to say the very least. Hopefully in the end each and every day we remain, the most simple pleasures are something that is going to lead us to much greatness. In the end, just enjoy everything and get what you can into life. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
• France
4 Aug 11
Hi Matt, Absolutely agree with your point. There are many things that go un noticed and the good work is not recognized. It is very essential that they should be complimented so that the spirit is maintained and they drive the same way. This might sound very silly as you said, but creates a huge impact in a longer run. All the good done has to be acknowledged and certainly it would be spread around the world and create joy in every one's life. Promote good and do good! Cheers Lotters!
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Out of all of the things in the world, only a small percentage go noticed. However most of the things in the world, pretty much every little thing for that matter, they have the potential to be some great joy to someone. That is really a lot of times where we overlook the little things but those little things are just as amazing and wonderful in their own individual rights for sure. In the end, we got to really step forward and celebrate all of the most wonderful things in life. It is really going to be a huge step forward, in appreciating these small things, we can get a lot more out of life. And getting the most out of our lives is an excellent thing for sure, as we will be able to be more comfortable and enjoy life more. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
I am a firm believer in this. I believe that we should be happy for the things we have, and not worry too much about the things that we don't have. It's my advice to anyone who's been a funk lately. To try and think back to things that made them smile. That would be one good way to appreciate what you already have.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
4 Aug 11
We do have a lot of great things for sure. I think that we should just take a step back and reflect upon that. Sometimes a self assessment of what we do have in our life, can really bring us into a better state of mind. Sadly people do not think of that as they are going to really go in terms of where they feel they need to be, as opposed to where they are. The little things can be something that can make us appreciate a lot of things in life. There are many times where we are going to really think a lot in terms of the things that we really do not really have but just stop and appreciate what you really do have. There are going to be a lot of times where the little things can bring the most clarity. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@thetis74 (1525)
4 Aug 11
A lot of little things can make a big difference in life. And most of these little things are sincerely coming from a big heart. The little things might come in small quantities but they come big in quality.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Some rather good points for sure. It doesn't matter how big the things that come to us, it is the intention. Intention can be something that might be lost to many people. However, there are a lot of people when these little things do have a lot of inspiration behind it, even if the results are rather not obvious to say the very least. They do in fact come rather big in quality to say the very least. Quality doesn't have all that much of anything to do with quantity. A small thing can lead us to a rather joyous even in life. A big heart is rather going to be something that cannot really steer us all that wrong. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@isloooboy (1741)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Aug 11
I have to say yes very true, there are moments little and big but every moment have its own worth and importance which must be tackled on merit. Very true when you said we have to appreciate these little moments as well, I say we have to appreciate them more than big moments because big moments are celebrated without asking or demanding but little moments need attention. Cheers
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Moments large and small, are a part that drives a lot of our life. There are going to be a lot of times where there are going to a huge amount of time in between what some will judge to be big and significant. People tend to search off way too long for the big moments in life but they overlook something that can give us a lot of joy on a daily basis. People tend to worry about their own self worth and their own significance in life. That is really something that is going to really lead to a lot of things about life that are rather small. There are going to be times where we need to put a lot of things in perspective. And those little moments can put a lot of those things in perspective. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
• United Arab Emirates
4 Aug 11
That is very true. Life should be treated as miracles. Miracles doesn't have to be big, a hug from a child, beautiful butterflies flying around on your garden, children laughing, birds chirping and so many others. Those are little things that we often have taken for granted. Just to be alive is already such a miracle. Life is beautiful because God made it beautiful for us.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
4 Aug 11
It doesn't have to be big for sure. There is some times where we can achieve a lot of clarity and enjoyment from something that might appear to be minor. Yet despite the fact that something can appear to be minor but it can still be extremely significant to us in any number of ways. No matter what way you describe it, that is what it is. Life can be a rather wondrous thing. Every day we are alive, we can really gain any number of perspectives on a lot of the things on life. There are going to be a lot of times where a small, thing that are really going to really rise us above another level. In the end, life is really all about appreciation, all about joy, all about the wonders of life. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@jdex_143 (1094)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
Definitely true! :) We must appreciate every single thing.. :) Even how small or big it is. We must learn to appreciate everything. I guess, appreciating things will give you a sense of contentment and when you're content, you will feel glad/happy inside. Let us also be thankful to God for everything we have today. :)
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Appreciation is really something that drives our lives to say the very least. We are going to to move through a lot of the things in life, going through a lot of life. There are going to be days where everything is not going to really be all that meaningful or so it seems. However, those who can find meaning in the smallest things can be content and thus they appreciate a lot of the things about life. There are a lot of times where it doesn't matter if it is the largest thing or just a small little joy. There are going to be a lot of times where its going to take a little bit for us to really gain some level of appreciation, at least to the extent where it helps us drive our life. As down as some days might be, things can always be worse. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
3 Aug 11
this is also true if you dont have much money. we dont have a alot of extra cash but enjoy things like walking on the beach or getting books out of the library.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
3 Aug 11
Indeed for sure. There are a lot of people who are really not with all that much money but they can still appreciate things and are happy. I think a lot of people see the larger and more material things, without seeing the smaller joys out of life. It is rather an unfortunate reality but really is something that is extremely true to say the very least. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
So true. Sometimes, it's the little things that matter most, and what's sad is that sometimes people tend to neglect the importance of small stuff, like how a simple thank you could brighten up some stressed up cashier at a grocery store, or how a smile could ease the burden of some people.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
3 Aug 11
Rather sad indeed. A kind gesture or a smile or really anything that doesn't take up too much effort, that is appreciated. Someone holding a door open, that might just be a gesture that doesn't require that much thought. Sadly a lot of people tend to look closer at the bigger things that are impacting their life, both the good and the bad. Not realizing that there is much positivity to be had. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
3 Aug 11
Definitely megamatt! There are so many things, all simple ones that can give us immense \joy. I get immense joy when I walk on the road which has green trees on both sides and there is a a slight drizzle. THe gentle breeze whiffing across my face gives me great joy.. SImilarly when I see birds in my backyard I get thrilled beyond words.I stay in a city and this is virtually a concrete jungle. But the area I \stay right now is quite green and I am really blessed. I get immense pleasure when I have cooked good food[however simple it may be]\for my family. I get mighty thrilled when I find a book of my choice and feel my day is made. And when there is a classic movie on television, I feel very happy. Actually I do not want anything out of the ordinary. I feel thankful if there is no extraordinary problem.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
3 Aug 11
For sure, there are times where things out of the ordinary can come back to be something that is negative. People who wish for such things tend to feel like they have gotten a bit more than they can chew. Sometimes it is just best to step back and reflect on smaller every day things that we take for granted. There are many times where people overlook that, hence the taking them for granted part. Those everyday things can be the most appreciated. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.