Sunday, January 2, 2011

Great things in small packages

Happiness is not about money. It's not about expensive gifts or extravagant ideas. Happiness to me, is all about the small things in life. Don't always look for the biggest box. You might be extremely disappointed being handed out the biggest box. Maybe it's good every now and then to settle for the smaller box. Who says bigger is better?

Happiness is not about wealth or a luxurious life. It comes in handy, that I won't deny. But have you ever felt the warmth within your inner self, when someone has worked to the bone, to do whatever was in his possibilities to make you feel good? That's an example of happiness that lasts a whole lot longer than a diamond on your finger. Life is about the little things. The small gestures. The guiding hand on your back, the twinkle in the eye, the soft tone of a reassuring voice. A chair being pulled back to make you sit down as a lady. Someone who makes others step back to let a lady get on the bus before the crowd rushes to get the best seats. A friendly word of a salesman who works in a busy diner at the airport. The extra steps a hotel receptionist makes to come tell you your room has been cleaned for you.

I'm a lucky girl. You know why? I have experienced so many great things in small packages in such a short amount of time, that it warms my heart. I truly feel blessed and moved to be able to see the good things in life and forget about the things that could annoy us. Life is so much easier if you try to see the bright side. To any unfortunate situation, there's another side to discover. It is up to us to find that other side and make the best of it..

That's what I wish for all of you in 2011: great things in small packages.. Happy New Year!

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