Monday, October 15, 2012

The little things in life


The stressful life that we lead, the hurried drive through the traffic to work, all these don't add up. But somehow the brighter things in life don’t get through.
The little things in the life are the ones that make you happy
Is there anything more exciting than the sunny Sunday morning with a hot bacon sandwich?  

However if you take time to watch the times of pleasure around us, they will add a spark to your life and make the world warmer and a pleasing place to dwell.
Waking up on your day off, the first day of sunshine after a cold day of winter, making someone smile, turning a corner and seeing the beach, the ocean crashing against the shore, smelling the sea air, feeling the sand in-between your toes, crushing the crunchy leaf, being the first to step into a fresh field of brilliant dazzling beautiful white snow, the joy of having the whole cake to yourself.

Your pet dog happy to see you, no matter how long you have been away, Fridays afternoons, Saturday mornings, walking on the fresh grass bare feet,  reliving your childhood memories of games, a glimmer of excitement when similar experiences come to light, a goal in the last minute, breaking those bubbles on that bubble wrap, going for a drive on a rainy day, the list is endless.

Reading these small things that make you happy is one thing and the visual impact that one gets when you actually watch them is something different.
That is what Sorcha Anglim did. He strung all these together to make a short movie of three minute duration.
Wonderful.
To watch the movie click here:

26 comments:

Anita said...

"...notice them and they will magically start to appear."

That's a great way to sum it all up! I enjoyed reading your post and watching the film. Now I'm off to do something that I don't want to do, however, I now have a better attitude about it.

DUTA said...

Yes, it is the little things, the simple life's pleasures that matter; we should learn to appreciate them.
It's autumn now, and I get much pleasure from contemplating the lovely yellow-orange-brown colored leaves specific to this season.

Daisy said...

I enjoyed both the words and the pictures in the video. Just think how much more pleasant the world would be if everyone took the time to stop and think about the small joys in life.

Draffin Bears said...

Lovely to discover your blog and I agree it is the little things that can make us happy.
Thanks for visiting me

Enjoy the week
Carolyn

NRIGirl said...

Glad to be visiting here after a long time. Didn't realize I wasn't a follower. Will add the blog to my list so that I can be a regular.

Thank you for your comments at my blog. Appreciate it!

Shalini said...

Yes, so true. So much nicer to make a list of the things that make you happy, and try to do them more often.

Bikramjit said...

always it is the little things that give us the most happiness

lovely pics ..

Bikram's

Favourite Things said...

So true...thank you for sharing. Suzanne

Journey of Life said...

Beautiful--what a way to start my day today!

irene @ inspiration from the little things said...

i couldn't agree more -- small things do matter A LOT! the more we open our eyes to them, the more we are able to see beauty. and beauty can only bring us joy! wonderful post! :-)

Harisankar said...

B R I L L I A N T post..Joe..Bear Hugs!!

Anisha Pradahn said...

we take the little things in life for granted. This post is a wonderful reminder not to do so:)

+Not Just My Allegories+

Tisa Jacob said...

I had to find out where the nice comment on my photographs came from :)) Nice space you have here, very serene, and if these photographs were taken by you, you are a brilliant, indeed.

shooting star said...

such a lovely post..yes there are better things to have on a sunday...like creamy yummy scrambled eggs on toast, my fav!! :)


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Hilary said...

you are so right... little things make you happy... well, they sure make me happy

Christine said...

what wonderful thoughts! I'm off to watch the movie!

D.Nambiar said...

That is a lovely long list of simple little things that bring so much joy.

Rebecca S. said...

Add up all those 'little things' and you have a pretty lovely world to live in - as long as you have eyes to see it, ears to hear it, hands to hold it, and a nose to smell that sizzling bacon sandwich! Happy weekend :)

Kristin said...

Oh wow! What a wonderful idea - and remembering the "little" things in life is what it's all about anyway, right? Thank you for this beautiful post ;) xo

Beth said...

A very nice post!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

The smile on my face just got bigger as the list went on....sigh.

And yes, I did paint, it's all done.

Chocolate?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Jelly Gamat Luxor said...

share words of motivation friend
People who think negatively always sees the difficulty in every opportunity, while successful people are always looking for an opportunity in every difficulty.
Greetings, success always and I wait behind the visit: D

Prathima Rao said...

That is what I always preach too..Little things in kife are what brings greater happiness in life & that lasts throughout as u remember those moments! well written :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Indrani said...

We often neglect these little things.

Elsie said...

I love how positive your blog is! Thank you for stopping by mine, I'm so glad you found me.

Bertha Beanboat said...

Wonderful! This is so true. If you can't enjoy the little things in life, you can't enjoy anything.