Bit of Happy #34: It’s The Little Things In Life.

29 Oct

A photograph I took today by my house as the sun was setting.

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”
-John Burroughs

I found this quote today actually – on Lee-Ann’s blog, Quote-o-holic. On a side note, you should definitely check her site out when you get a chance. It has a lot of good, inspirational quotes with some great images! I know I will certainly be visiting her blog again in the future for more Bits of Happy.

Anyway, I was looking for a quote that really emphasized on appreciating the little things in life, and Burroughs seems to do a pretty good job. He recognizes that life is short, and there’s no way around it. So, what’s the best you can do? Do all of the things you love and more. Fill your days with productive activities and meaningful conversation. Don’t be afraid to get to know people and allow them into your life in return. Think. Walk. Learn. Grow. Get involved. If that’s intimidating, take baby steps. You gotta’ start somewhere.

I often find myself feeling as though life is flying by. I’m already almost twenty-two! And there’s so much I have that I still want to do. Some things that’ll take time. Some thing that could take a few hours or a few days. Some thing I have to wait until the time is right. But as each day passes, I try to appreciate the little things in life, cherish the things I’ve accomplished and strive to make time for the things I dream of one day doing. Life is all in what you make it. And just as this quote says, once your time is up, that’s all you can do. So get in as many thoughts as you can think, as many walks as you can take, as many books as you can read and as many friends as you can see.

And speaking of it being the little things in life that end up meaning the most (and in light of the holiday)… I absolutely love carving pumpkins! Below is a video of probably the best pumpkin I’ll ever carve. The video was actually for one of my college classes (with the help of one of my friends). But with Halloween right around the corner and the fact that I don’t post on Sundays, I thought I’d put a little Halloween spirit on my blog today.

So Happy Friday! Happy Halloween! Be safe and savor those chocolate candies – it’s the little things in life. 😉

Probably the best pumpkin I’ll ever carve!

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2 Responses to “Bit of Happy #34: It’s The Little Things In Life.”

  1. boomkaboom2608 October 30, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    In today’s world, people just drift through their lives, never taking the time to think and thank God for the wonderful lives they have.
    Todays world is a world full of pessimists.
    Sigh.

    • Stephanie Frances October 31, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

      I think you are very right. It is very easy to get caught up in the everyday of life and forget what amazing things you’re already given. Sometimes it feels easier to be unhappy than to put effort into finding what makes each of us happy.

      But that’s why we’re here! To help people find happiness and to spread it!

      Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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