Take time to appreciate today/ the small moments will later be remembered as the important things

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Extraordinary and  powerful moments get all the discussion and limelight. They’re important and unforgettable. Please remember that the small moments have their place, especially because they may make us happier and often bring joy, hopefully everyday, if we are mindful and pay attention.

Here are some examples  for which we sometimes forget to be grateful: if you have other examples please leave a comment so that other readers may benefit from your experiences.

Laughing so hard your cheeks hurt.

A hot shower and running water.

Taking a drive on a tree lined road or a seaside road.

Hearing your favorite song. Having hearing that works to hear that favorite song.

Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

Chocolate in any form.

A bubble bath.


The beach and eyes that work to see that beach.

Finding cash in your pocket you forgot you had.

Laughing at yourself.

Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.

Having someone give you a compliment.

Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep, especially when it’s raining or snowing outside.

Playing with a pet.

Road trips with friends or alone, some of my best times have been long drives alone.

Making eye contact with a cute stranger.

Eating warm chocolate chip cookies with a tall glass of milk from grass-fed cows.

Seeing smiles and hearing laughter.

Holding hands with someone you care about.

Watching the expression someone’s face as they open a much-desired present from you.

Watching the sunrise or sunset. Having eyes that work to see it.

Getting out of bed every morning and being thankful for another beautiful day.

Be blessed and be grateful for the small things in life.    IMG_0873


About Karin O'Brien

I enjoy learning about places, the people and their passions, the climate, the geography and the food of the world. In psychological terms, this gives me a connection to the world- a common ground with others of hobby, passion, and community. Wine is the bridge. I am a nurse practitioner with a WSET level I certificate from Napa Valley Wine Academy. I worked as a tour guide at a local winery and as a student assistant at Boston Wine School. Find me also on twitter @karinobrien434 and Facebook.com/karinobrien.wineandmeaning
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