Elevate the Everyday

I just went to a wedding where the officiant talked about the importance of elevating the everyday. After all, the new couple was about to embark on a whole lifetime of days, and the truth is that most of us live far more ordinary days than we do extraordinary ones. The officiant told the couple to find glimpses of the extraordinary in those regular days. I have been to a lot of weddings. I have heard a lot of speeches. I loved this perspective shift.

cupcakes and cute handwriting.:

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It’s that whole “every day can’t be good, but there’s something good in every day” school of thought.  I’m sure we’ve all heard that quote before, but do we really take it in?  Do we live our lives accordingly?  After I got home, I spent some time thinking about the little details that make life more exciting, and here is what I came up with.

  • Buy fresh flowers
  • Put on lip gloss
  • Say yes to ice cream
  • Write on cute notepads
  • Put lemons in my water
  • Spring for the pedicure
  • Say thank you.  And mean it.
  • Celebrate half birthdays
  • Use the good china
  • Print my phone photos

This was such a great exercise in recognizing that little things matter.  If any of these feel super indulgent, I challenge you to give yourself permission to make one happen.  Or find your own ways to splurge just a bit so you can elevate your everyday.

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