When I'm going through the city I often pick up a Big Issue from one of the vendors. Not only does that help them, but there are often very interesting articles within.
This is an extract from one of them - written by Lorin Clarke (@lorinimus)
"BIG DAY? BIG week? Big year? Big life?
Is life so big with all of the things you haven't done and the thoughts you haven't finished, and the friends you feel bad about not having seen, and the secret hopes, and the still-forming ideas, and the errands and the bills and the mundanities and the unanswered questions and the loose ends and the climate and the state of the world?....
Take a seat. Let's have ourselves some small.
ENJOY THE SMALL things.
Enjoy cool evenings. Enjoy other people's laughter. Think of your favourite laugh. Try not to smile.
Enjoy the small moments in people's lives. Like when strangers interact and find themselves helping each other do things. How to use a parking meter, for instance, or one of those parking apps on the phone....
Think of the voice of someone you love. Think of the thing they are most likely to say that makes you smile. Feel a bit happy that you're the person they'd say that to. Maybe, if you can, tell them you're happy to be that person.
Enjoy hot drinks.
Find a nice leaf.
Hold someone's hand....
Try a new thing on a menu.
Be kind to someone you have no reason to be kind to.
Listen to a piece of music that makes your heart swell like the surf and then remember that humans made that happen....
Enjoy the small. The tiny looks, the stillness, the thoughts that go nowhere, and the cups of tea while staring into the middle distance.
Life is big but it's made up of small...."
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the small.
Your Life Clinic