WHAT IS YOUR HAPPY LITTLE THING?

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Anything that makes you smile in the present moment and holds importance to you as a person is your happy little thing. These little things are upto you and are your personal things that could even be insignificant to others.

Does having a hot cup of tea or coffee make you feel better? Then that could be your little thing.

Does watching an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. before bed help you unwind? Then that could be your little thing.

Does reading, writing, talking to someone, baking, maintaining a scrap book make you happy? Then that could be your little thing.

In the chase for more and big, we are forgetting the power of little things. We, as humans, sub consciously underestimate everything that isn’t “more” or “bigger”. Due to this obsession we fail to notice the gradual tempo of events around us and everything feels sudden, surprising. We fail to notice the growing distance and one day suddenly it has gone and helplessness starts settling in and a vicious cycle is kick started.

It is not required for everyone to find similar little things that will make them happy. Each and every one of us have a different rhythm that we enjoy and by finding that rhythm we can get closer to discover what our happy little thing is. It could be a childhood hobby or a newly discovered interest. This can even become a quest of finding oneself.

The simplicity of these activities is mind blowing and the proportion of the impact can be beyond measure. Such momets make us pause and realise the impact of our actions. Positive activities create a better world and negative activities similarly tear down the world. This makes us appreciative and hence we become more joyful.

The simplicity of these activities is mind blowing and the proportion of the impact can be beyond measure. Such momets make us pause and realise the impact of our actions. Positive activities create a better world and negative activities similarly tear down the world. This makes us appreciative and hence we become more joyful.

The simplicity of these activities is mind blowing and the proportion of the impact can be beyond measure. Such momets make us pause and realise the impact of our actions. Positive activities create a better world and negative activities similarly tear down the world. This makes us appreciative and hence we become more joyful.

The simplicity of these activities is mind blowing and the proportion of the impact can be beyond measure. Such momets make us pause and realise the impact of our actions. Positive activities create a better world and negative activities similarly tear down the world. This makes us appreciative and hence we become more joyful.

Another positive impact of nurturing your happy activity is that it will make you more comfortable with expression. Most of us tend to hide our emotions: positive or negative fearing the judgement of the others. As people become stress free and happy in their lives, they also start expressing more. Small and simple forms of expression like thanking somebody for holding the elevator or complimenting somebody on what they are wearing. This spreads positivity to others and makes you feel good about it. These little things also boost confidence of people around and increase the level of comfort. This helps in team building in work places and helps build relationships in personal spaces.

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away”. By doing so, men may find happiness and self-fulfilment — Thoreau

We tend to look over the fact that little things can have a great impact; simple words can cause a lasting effect. Look at the example of mustard seeds, being the smallest of the seeds they grow into one of the largest of garden plants. Observe the power of a soft little gentle whisper and how it has an ability to calm us down during our worst. We should choose the little things to make a big difference. So let’s start to appreciate the power of little things.

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