It’s my second time to receive something from our boss with a note that says “It’s the little things.” It’s just a short phrase, but it has a big impact. This thought comes to my mind every once in a while and I love how it reminds me that I might be trying to look for some things that I don’t have at the moment, without realizing that I have a lot of things to be grateful for that are right in front of me.
I may not have everything in life but there are a lot of things that I am thankful for – my family for being supportive and for loving me unconditionally, my friends for understanding my shifting moods and accepting me for whoever I am, my work for being the source of my income and for allowing me to explore and learn new things, and… The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. I once tried to figure out why they named their 2014 journal “Brew Your Best Year”. And now I realize, it’s about achieving the things that we want and becoming the best versions of ourselves. But I think brewing your best year is also about reaching out to other people and touching their lives. Having been able to join some Caring Cup activities has taught me to appreciate the little things that I take for granted.
Not all days will be good but remembering those little things to be thankful for will give hope and contentment in our lives.