Do you ever wake up and go outside just to smell the morning?
Do you ever just stand there and listen to the various sounds around you? The birds, the wind in the trees, families getting ready for the day, the garbage truck passing by on the street…
Do you ever let the cool, dampness in the air tickle your skin so that you almost feel a shiver, but not quite?
I do this every now and then (especially taking in the smell), but still not near enough. It’s so beautiful to be alive, but sometimes we seem to forget in the midst of everything that is life.
Take a few minutes during your coming morning to enjoy the exact moment that you’re in, and say thank you for everything beautiful that you have in this life. Wake up five minutes earlier if you need to – trust me, it’s so worth it!
Enjoy the wonder that life is. And remember, gratitude is the key to happiness.