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November Joy 3: Life’s Little Moments
Hey there. Glee greetings!
As it’s customary with me each time my birthday approaches, I’ve been doing a bit of pondering lately. You know those moments when you’re just lost in thought and the world slows down for a brief instant? Well, that’s exactly where my mind has been wandering. I wanted to write you about something that’s been tugging at my heart: the magic of life’s small moments.
We often get caught up in the grand events and milestones, like birthdays, career advancements, weddings, and graduations, and don’t get me wrong, they’re spectacular. But, in my experience, it’s the quiet, unassuming moments that leave the most indelible marks on our hearts.
“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.”—Iris Murdoch
Remember those nights under moonlight skies, surrounded by loved ones, sharing stories and laughter that warm your soul more than a cup of tea in cold mornings ever could?
There’s something extraordinary about the simplicity of those moments. The way they make you feel like the richest person on earth, with nothing more than a crackling laughter and the company of the ones who mean the most.
Then there’s the art of reminiscing and dreaming. We look back on where we’ve been and look forward to where we’re going. It’s like taking a stroll down memory lane while plotting the course for your future adventures. These reflections are like the ink on the pages of our life’s story, enriching the narrative.
Of course, we can’t forget the dinner table. Homecooked meals have a way of uniting us. It’s in the flavours and scents that trigger nostalgia, and in the shared delight of savouring a meal together with family. It’s where we swap stories, solve problems, and nourish our souls as well as our bodies.
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Most importantly, it’s the conversations, laughter, and hugs that make these moments so special. It’s the genuine connections we share when we’re not trying to impress or put on a show. The way we can be our authentic selves and let others do the same.
The truth is, the most beautiful memories aren’t about extravagance or opulence. They’re about simplicity, authenticity, and the deep connections we foster in everyday moments. Those times when we’re just ourselves and those around us are just themselves—no pretence, no worries, no facades, just pure, unfiltered life.
So, as you go about your day, take a moment to savour the little things—a chirping bird, a flower bloom, a baby’s smile, a stranger’s unexpected hearty “hello”— Enjoy the everyday moments and treasure the beauty in simplicity. It’s in those moments that life’s true magic of joy and happiness resides.
I wish you a day filled with beautiful, everyday moments! I love you.
With heart-warming ❤️,
Jaachị “basks in the moments” Anyatọnwụ
PS: My birthday is two days away. I’ve got a wishlist for you 🥺🥺🥺
- Birthday cake. I’ve never had any.
- An acoustic guitar.
- Invite your friends to sign up for my newsletter.
- Terabyte external hard drive.