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What little things are you hugely great.full for? (Because it’s usually the little things.)

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We think that joy stems from the big things — achievements: checked, goals: met, dreams: done — and it can, sometimes. But…



Small wonders like:
The ache in your belly from laughing really hard.
The sound of laughter.
The smell of rain.
Thunder storms.
Deep breaths.
Homegrown veggies.
A good night’s sleep.
Gazing into your lover’s eyes.
Looking people in the eye.
Trust, tenderness and the way time expands when you lose track of it.
Goosebump moments.
Watching your kids play or sleep or discover the world in awe.
The stillness that steals over you while you’re in the moment.
Vets who care.
The ever-radiant reliability of the sun.
The good health of all the humans (and the furry ones) you love.
Friends, friendship, closeness, connection, love.
Hot showers, cool sheets, and light breezes.
The way your heart sings when you feel seen and heard.
Support. Physical, familial, cosmic. Support.
Peace and quiet.
Holding hands.

For me, this is one of them:
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You’re looking at my bedroom door and floor, separated by a sliver of light that sneaks in through the gap in the early mornings. And the wee shadow to the left? That’s my li’l Burmese beauty who waits (impatiently and noisily) to come in for snuggles. When I let her in, we greet like we’ve been apart for an eternity, like we don’t do this every single day. Kisses, miaows, more kisses, Love. I climb back under the covers and as soon as I settle back down, she’s up, on the bed, under the duvet, and on top of me, stretching out like a lazy Sunday afternoon. And there we lay, belly to belly, chin to chin, so happy to be together. I feel the deep, continuous rumble of her purr — a cat-sized earthquake on my chest — and my heart feels like a tremoring mass of uncontainable emotion. I smile and let gratitude wash over me. She nuzzles into me and we drift off to sleep for a while… before I get pawed in the face to say “Okay, snuggle time over. Breakfast. Now. Please.” It’s our ritual — one of my absolute favourites — and a beautiful reminder that big gratitude happens in the little moments.

What little things are you hugely great.full for?

xo

xo Neshika

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