What’s Important

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“You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.”
Mitch Albom

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So often we are caught up in the busyness of everyday daily life that we ignore what really matters. Yet it is important to remember to take a minute, to sit down and just reflect on what you appreciate and love about your partner, a friend or a family member. Doing so will fill you with gratitude and redirect your focus to a positive appreciation of things.

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Express your appreciation. Tell that person what you came up with. It will brighten their day. And as their face lights up with a big smile you will feel happier too because emotions are contagious.

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Take some minutes to think how you can help someone out. Offer some practical help, some good advice, look something up for them, be encouraging and supportive or just lend a listening ear.

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Remember to slow down. Let your thoughts slow down. Use the time to enjoy what is happening around you. Stand still, listen and take it in. Open your eyes and ears, breath deeply. Pause and take a minute to catch your thoughts.

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There are many simple wonders we miss each day because we are so preoccupied with our thoughts and plans for the future. There are some things in life that matter and often we do not take the time to recognise the difference.

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Take to time to stop, listen and to see those things that matter most to you today,

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The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.”
Leo Babauta

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