The little instances in our lives matter a lot. We do not pay much attention to it, but small efforts of awareness can impact hugely. The occurrence of a instance shape who we are and how we interact with the world around us. When we are mindful of the little things we say and do, we can make a big difference in our own lives and the lives of others.
The Importance of Taking Things on a Lighter Note
I was having a lazy Sunday morning when I got a phone call. The person on the other end said they were planning to visit us that day because they had work near our house. I immediately agreed, saying that we would be happy to have them over.
After hanging up the phone, I looked around the living room. It was a mess! There were books, toys, clothes, shoes, and all sorts of other things scattered everywhere. I started to panic. There were only three hours to clean up!
I called out to my family, “Everyone, we need to clean up this mess right now!” My little daughter, who was in the mood to play, just laughed. This made me even more angry.
“What are you laughing at?” I snapped. “Stop goofing around and help me clean up!”
My daughter’s smile disappeared. She picked up her toy and went to her room. I felt terrible. I had yelled at her for no reason.
After a while, when things were a little more organized, my daughter came to me. “Mommy, are you still upset with me?” she asked. “I didn’t mean to make you angry.”
I hugged her tightly. “Of course, I’m not dear,” I said. “I was just stressed about cleaning up the mess.”
That day, I learned a valuable lesson. It’s important to take things on a lighter note.
Life is too short to get stressed out over every little thing. Instead, we should try to enjoy each moment and make the most of it.
Children are blessed with the ability to find joy in the smallest things in life. They don’t know the difference between materialistic and non-materialistic things. Children just know how to be happy and content in every moment. They jump for joy and express their feelings freely to everyone they know. They are not afraid to be themselves and they live in the present moment.
As adults, we can learn a lot from children about how to find joy in life. We can let go of our inhibitions and our need for material possessions. We can learn to appreciate the simple things in life and to live in the present moment.
The time to Execute the learning
Since the little instance, I’ve made a conscious effort to be more positive and less stressed. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s made my life more enjoyable.
If you’re feeling stressed, try to take a step back and look at the situation from a different perspective. Remember that things are not always as bad as they seem. It surely takes time and effort to develop a stress-free environment but its possible with sheer willingness to find joy just like a child.
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