May 23, 2014

Appreciating The Little Things

A single drop of ocean water magnified 25 times reveals an entire tiny world.

In a time of global "Big Events" occurring with increasing frequency, it is easy to overlook the little things in life.

When I saw the photo depicting a whole world in a single drop of sea water, I was reminded of the beginning of William Blake's poem Auguries of Innocence:

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

One thing that allows us to see a world in a grain of sand, or drop of water, is slowing down. Even better is stopping all together. When you stop, the little things make themselves known, if you lay yourself open to them.

Take a moment to slow down, stop, and appreciate the abundance of wonderful little things that make our lives so much richer. 

Noticing and appreciating the little things helps us cope with the big ones.


  1. AnonymousMay 24, 2014

    This is really inspiring!

    1. lucyandbrianf,

      Life is indeed amazing, magical, and miraculous if only we take the time to notice.

  2. It's so important to appreciate what you've got. Great post.

    1. Transcend,

      Thanks. I appreciate your comment.


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