The Little Things
I've been trying to enjoy the little things in life more lately. The other day I was out running errands and I suddenly remembered those first few times I was driving by myself. It was an awesome feeling. I would love to run out on the simplest of errands because it would mean I could take the car. I remember thinking I couldn't wait to have my own car. Now that I do (well I guess I share with Jetty) I don't think I'm as excited about it. So I tried to take myself back to that feeling of those first few times out. Thinking about the freedom that comes with driving and having my own vehicle and all of a sudden I felt that thrill again.
I'm trying to remember all those things that made me excited when I was young that I sometimes take for granted now. Having my own place, a great job, the ability to go to the grocery store and get something from the checkout aisle (Chocolate bar! Gum!). Remember how exciting buying gum was when you were young? When's the last time I got excited about that?
Being pushed on the swings, having your favourite meal, running, playing with friends...
What would your 5 year old self think about the things you value in life right now? Can you remember what your 5, 10, 18 year old self found exciting? Are you enjoying those things?
I'm trying to- and it makes everything more fun!