by Skip Cohen
It's a very short post this morning, but as always, a long way from my "day-job" and nothing about marketing and business. When I'm stuck for something to write about for Sunday Morning Reflections, I grab a book off the shelf. This morning I randomly grabbed a quote book, "Nothing is Worth More Than This Day." I thumbed through the book, and the quote below called my name!
Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate,
lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on,
never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline,
don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
We've been hunkered down just short of a year. While we do miss friends and all those random freedoms we took for granted, the pandemic has taught us to appreciate what we have instead of being depressed over what's missing. I'm not suggesting it's been easy, but between Skype, Zoom, and the phone, we've been able to keep in touch with family and friends.
Here's my point - slowly but surely, we're getting through the vaccine challenges, and finally, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. At the same time, we've all learned something, and, ironically, it's all about focus! Focusing on "life's small joys while searching for the big ones."
Hey, it's a little hokey and definitely sappy this morning, but it's my blog. LOL
Wishing you a day filled with appreciation for the smallest things in your life that make you smile. For me, it'll be the fun of making French toast in a few minutes and breakfast with Sheila. In a post the other day, I shared some information about smiling - "According to scientists, smiling causes an influx of positive emotions that help in relieving stress and lowering your blood pressure. Each time you smile, you benefit your health and happiness."
So, make it a day jam-packed with things that make you smile. Let's all be Alfred E. Neuman for a day!
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