1/23/2014

THE LIST OF TEN...


I had a completely different post planned for today, but I had to reroute my thoughts when I ran across this article on Darling Magazine's website earlier this week. Do you read that site or their magazine?? If not, I HIGHLY recommend it. The site and the magazine both include beautifully written and thought-provoking articles centered around some of the most important issues that women face today.

One of those issues is being focused on the present and appreciating things that are happening right this minute. Life moves so incredibly fast that is is so easy to overlook those really, really super simple things or moments that cause pure joy. Forgetting to stop and acknowledge the great small moments makes life's more difficult moments harder to handle. That is what "The List of Ten" is all about. It's a list of ten simply joys that happen in the present moment that can easily be overlooked by life's busier moments. This was such a fun exercise for me. Once I got going, I ended up with a list of 23 things. Making the list instantly created a greater sense of appreciation for the small things, made me feel happier, and created a deeper understanding of what it means to live in the moment. 

I encourage you to try it out! If you try it, simply write down the first things that come to your mind. If you think too hard, your mind will start going in all sorts of crazy directions. Trust me. :)

Would you mind sharing some of your simple joys with me??  I'd love to see what they are!

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Tiffany! Happy new year if I havent' said it already....LOVE the list, especially the jeans, coffee and clean kitchen!

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  2. I love this list! Now I am thinking of all of my favorite little pleasures. Morning off to a positive start.

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  3. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing, and also for the link to Darling Magazine- looks great. I've been having a tough week at work, so I'm definitely going to make this list to perk me up. Have a lovely day :)

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  4. smooth sailing traffic on the hwy during rush hour, hot chocolate and any other coffee beverage from dunkin donuts and mcdonalds, the bags of magazines my beauticians gives me everytime I get my hair done, new "smell goods" (soaps from tjmaxx/marshalls, lotions from vickie's secret, diffusers from pier 1).....

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  5. Love this Tiffany and I'll have to share either on my FB page or my blog. Simple joys for me: that coffee smell on a Saturday is just oh so good, sitting down with a magazine and that great cup of coffee, peeking in on my baby girl first thing in the morning and seeing that precious smile, sitting out on our deck for one of the first great summer nights sipping on a cocktail :)

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  6. Great post, Tiff! I agree with all of your yours! There really is something about a new moleskin notebook that makes me happy. So much to find joy in, isn't there?

    My 10: piping hot jasmine tea; sitting in the sauna; new running shoes; full tank of gas; light traffic to AND from work; smell of nag champa incense burning; sitting in the warm sun; papyrus birthday cards; great spin class where every song is one I would pick; and Tiff's hair stylist/magic that she makes when she straightens my hair

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