The thrill of life starts with the small things

The thrill of life starts with the small things

When you think about the beauty that is life and the exciting moments that you get to experience, you get that warm feeling inside that lifts you up with the most amazing ecstatic energy.  Everyone has a different way of describing it and there are a number of words that we use to try to encompass that overwhelming sense of ecstasy, the essence of life, that we get; one of these includes thrill.  The ability to bring it about within us starts with us and recognizing the thrill in the little things.

Since life is lived and felt through our own eyes and focus, it is up to us to put the thrill in things and so many times the little things become ordinary and taken for granted, which is why that thrill becomes harder to get over time.  But if each one of us wakes up every day with the thought of appreciation towards life, simply breathing the air that is around you and enjoying the warm sun on your skin, the world becomes a whole bunch of ecstatic moments and feelings.

No matter what you are experiencing, the hardship or challenge that is taking place, if you want to regain a moment of joy that will uplift you it is very possible; but you are the one who makes the choice by stopping yourself from taking for granted those moments of life, which include the small things like simply being alive.  It is about perspective and recognizing what life means to you.  It’s something you need to want for yourself, which is why no one can do much to bring about the thrill of life to someone who is going through a rough time.

Each one of us has a loved one or more that come to us with their moments of sadness and I’m sure you do all that is in your power to bring that thrill of life to them, to bring to their attention the small things that are amazing about them and their life; unfortunately, only they can maintain that thrill of life as time passes.  It really is so simple to focus on one joy, breathing fresh air and meeting wonderful people, being a part of a family or having a wonderful group of friends, or even just having life to live day after day with the things you enjoy doing.

So today, when you get ready to go to sleep and tomorrow when you open up those eyes after a night of sleep; think of the small things that thrill you from this thing called life, even if that small thing is simply the essence of life that is going through your body as you take that first sip of coffee or tea in the morning or a nighttime snack before you head off to dream land.

I’d love to hear about one of the small thrills for you in your life.  Can’t wait to hear from you 😊


Inner Growth Word of The Day 284 – Action

October 11

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Action


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. a thing done.  1 b. the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition.


Action in a sentence: When you take action in doing the things you love your life is enriched daily with never ending feelings of joy and ecstasy.


Action in action: Getting things done, whether goals or day-to-day tasks, is taking action.


Action and inner growth: A closer look at the things you take action in gives you insight into what you’re investing your time and allows you to be aware of what you do everyday bringing about inner growth by getting you to add things that you want to take action on and/or learn more about the things you already are taking action on.


Action and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does it mean to me to take action? What types of actions do I usually take day to day?  How have my actions changed my life?  How have my actions affected my relationships?  Why have my actions changed in time?  Who influences my actions?  When did I first explore the actions I take?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with action at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of two things you take action on every day and write about them with the words from list.  Notice what stands out most about these actions.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you take action and allow them to flow, while noticing where they start and where they go. As you do this try to focus on the emotions first, then when you’re ready allow thoughts to come in and pay close attention to those thoughts that bring about a positive emotional response.


Your turn – Share your action sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂