The little things?

Today I am grateful for the sunlight welcoming a new day and for fresh, sweet peaches to enjoy.

Chew on these words today:

"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." 
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Kabat-Zinn is a leader in the mindfulness movement, specifically Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which he helped pioneer in the 1980's.

The little things and little moments enjoyed since I digested Kabat-Zinn's words yesterday:

-cool air to refresh warm skin
-the sound of water flowing
-a good idea coming to mind
-eating sweet raspberries and oatmeal
-music and lyrics of a song lifting me up
-soothing decor in buildings where we go for appointments
-when brief but unpleasant medical procedures are over
-breathing and strides coming together nicely on a run
-the moon's beautiful color in the early morning sky, just a sliver but brilliant nonetheless
-the sun's equally beautiful and brilliant color as it rose
-the voice of a dear friend through the phone
-our dog Oliver looking up at me with his warm eyes
-sitting across from my son, sharing a meal

The little things add up to big appreciation. Today, I will seek to accrue more appreciation by noticing the little things.