Noticing the Little Things Brings Happiness

by Cathy Clements, Nutritionist & Life Coach, NASM CNC, CPT, FNS, WFS

Wow! The summer is flying by more quickly than I would like.

The warm …OK, hot weather makes me happy. I love the early mornings, sun rises and taking my dogs on walks. But what really makes me happy is spending time with friends and family.

Memorial Day weekend we spent time with friends catching up, laughing and enjoying good meals. The 4th of July was a great opportunity to enjoy Pioneer Days, be outside and run through the rain. We spent time with family and saw friends we hadn’t seen in over two years.

The long conversations discussing dreams and futures warms my heart. Morning hikes with the dogs, enjoying all the wildlife: it is happiness incapsulated for me.

What makes you happy? I don’t have grandkids, yet, and the littles in our family are in their 20s, so I don’t think it’s the same thing. But hearing them fulfilling their dream ideas is amazing and makes me relive my life at their ages.

There is something great to recall at every age, if you look for it. Happiness is reminiscing and laughing at things we did and situations we walked through. Happiness is also making plans for future gatherings. Sitting on the porch with a glass of iced tea and watching the sunset…amazing.

The little things we notice can bring happiness to most situations. Notice what your noticing, and find happiness where you are right now.