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Live life to the fullest!

by Lydia C. Lee (follow)
We hear that expression a lot, but what does it really mean?

Ettalong (Copyright Lydia C. Lee)
Enjoy the little things

To me, it's not the big exciting adventures, it's making the most of all experiences, daily. Yes, you can travel the world, but for most of us, that's only a tiny percent of the time. So the trick is making the most of ALL of the time. The time spent at work, the time spent at home, the time spent doing the dull tasks.

The secret to happiness is making the most of as many moments as you can.
Always chase your dreams, and do what you enjoy but also treasure those around you who bring you happiness.
Celebrate the sunny day and the flowers, see the beauty in the mundane. You can travel the globe but not really see it. Start to notice the little things that bring you joy. Even a walk down the street can lift your spirits if you take the time to really look at your surroundings.

Think hard about what you want to see and do, and set about making them happen. The real secret to happiness is its achievability. Always remember there is no weighted value on what makes you happy. Happiness is a state. If going to Paris makes you happy, and laughing with friends at a movie makes you happy, we only intellectualise one as more important than the other. The actual feeling of happiness is the same. That is the lesson often missed.

So don't taint your experiences by wishing for more, focus on the joy of the moment, no matter how big or small.

Ettalong (Copyright Lydia C. Lee)
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Thanks - it's funny how noticing these little things really changes your day. There's often no logic to what makes you happy either - quirky things can really lift the mood too. It's just the taking time to appreciate them that makes all the difference.
I enjoyed your article. At the moment the jacaranda trees are in full bloom and they are stunning. We had rain this afternoon and the smell of the damp earth and the cool fresh breeze through my window are uplifting. People who smile at me and exchange a few words (even though we don't know each other) also make me happy.
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