Friday, January 19th, 2018

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The Simplest Things In Life

I received a message this morning that read, “Truth be told, Diane, it takes so very, very little to be happy.  But you already knew that.”  I thought about it for a moment and realized how very true that little statement is.  Can you think of something super simple that brings a smile to your face and warms you up all over?  Something so simple it is almost unnoticeable until you DO notice and realize the power of that brief moment?  A smile from a stranger walking down the street, a grocery clerk offering to help take out your load of groceries, your child giving you an unsolicited hug just because.  For me, hugs are the BEST!

Here’s an example I’d like to share.  Last night I watched my five-year old dance with Ellen DeGeneres.  It’s one of his favorite things to do.  When I’m feeling a little low on energy, I queue up a recording of the Ellen DeGeneres Show (LOVE Tivo!!) and fast forward to Ellen dancing and off he goes.  He’ll rewind it over and over again to extend that joyful emotion move through his body in the form of dance.  He exudes joy and everyone in his presence feels it.  If you listen, you’ll hear Ian chime in with his squeals of delight on the video.  Brings a smile to my face every time!

Don’t skip those moments.  Notice them.  Practice bringing your awareness to them.  When you start to focus your attention on finding the simple joys you might be surprised to find them string them together and realize the stuff in between doesn’t have as much power.  What simple joys do you notice in your life?

About The Author

Diane Hunter As a Mind-Body Coach, Diane guides clients from a state of pain and overwhelm to a place of calm and deep connection to love and joy. She offers a unique experience with horses where individuals step into their leadership and learn to build trust and gain a deeper understanding of the power of non-verbal communication.


3 Responses to “The Simplest Things In Life”
  1. Taylor Reid says:

    i would have to say that Ellen Degeneres is really great in having her show, it is an informative tv show “*,

  2. ellen degeneres and tyra banks are two of my favorite talk show hosts:*-

  3. oh i love Ellen Degeneres, you can always say that she is the best talk show host *

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