Appreciating the Little Things


Begin to take notice and appreciate the little things around you. Even these little things offer us a chance to live in the present moment.

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It’s not uncommon to overlook the blessings of the small objects and energies that make our lives easier and more comfortable. This mindfulness meditation is a reminder to take the time to appreciate these little things in life.

From the sounds of birds streaming through the window to the solidity of the earth beneath your feet, there are infinite forms of life – both tangible and intangible – that we have to be grateful for.

The Benefits of Gratitude

Why is it important to appreciate the small things in life? Mindful moments of gratitude, for things of any size and reach, helps us to reconnect to the heart center.

As the heart flourishes, the mind eases, and so gratitude practice can help to lessen our experience of anxiety and stress, improve the quality of our sleep, and enhance the equanimity we find within ourselves and within our relationships at large. Taking time out to appreciate the small things in life shifts the lens through which we view the world.

Living With Gratitude

This free Mindfulness Exercises course, Living With Gratitude, is a comprehensive program that uncovers various insights and practices related to gratitude. What is gratitude? Why is gratitude important? What is your calling? How does gratitude relate to forgiveness?

All of these questions and more will be explored in this free mindfulness course.

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About the Author Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]

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