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Experience Joy In Small Things !!


As I was easing into my day this morning, my wife wanted me to see a video she came across while scrolling through her social feed.

This is the link to the video.

The video shows a baby being given a Christmas gift by her parents and her excitement as she unwraps it.

The gift is a mere banana.

But for the toddler, that the gift is a mere banana does not matter. It is a gift and therefore needs to be cherished and celebrated. The joy on the baby’s face as she unwraps her present is absolutely adorable and moving.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could experience this kind of joy in all the good things in our lives? But, unfortunately, we are all adults now!! We look at everything through the lens of value. Everything is conditional.

We are in the season of giving and joy, and this video is a nice reminder for us all to find joy in the little things. If we struggle to invoke a sense of gratitude for the small things in our life, we will struggle to experience joy in even the most incredible gifts that life may bestow on us.

Like the child, let’s rediscover the innocence that can allow us to experience gratitude and joy for all the simple pleasures we have in our lives.

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