Taking for Granted the Little Moments in Life

It’s the simple things in life. The every day moments I don’t think twice about.

That I didn’t think twice about.

Like meeting a friend for coffee. Sitting down inside a busy restaurant. Talking about life and catching up. Laughter and happiness.

Like walking my dog without having to think about the people I will cross paths with. Walking in a park without signs that warn to keep six feet apart from others. Walking to get exercise, not just to get outside for the day.

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Like hugging someone instead of keeping social distance. I never even liked hugs before, but now I miss them. I’m one of those people who gets uncomfortable when someone hugs me. I don’t know why. It’s just who I am. But with isolation comes a desire to connect. Funny, how time and distance changes perspective.

The little moments in life that don’t seem important, they matter most.

Simple tasks like going to a store, restaurant, or work, are now more complicated. Wearing masks while shopping. Restaurants limited. Work either nonexistent or completely changed.

I will never take for granted the little moments in life. The little moments that feel lost right now. I hope one day, we can again experience the beauty in grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend, wandering a store for fun, and hiking open trails.

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But until that day, I will be thankful for the little moments I do have.

Moments like spending time with my family, having more time to write, and the smile of a barista at a Starbucks drive-through.

Like calling friends to talk about our day. Discovering new shows on Netflix. Talking to neighbors I’ve never met before.

I think it’s the little things in life that are the most cherished now.

It all matters.

Sometimes it’s hard to see what’s really important, until faced with change.

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While the world will no doubt be different now, only time will tell what this truly means.

So, I choose to be thankful for the little moments I have today.

Like reading a good book. Walking my dog in the morning. Writing this post.

Breathing.

Just being.

I am thankful

to simply be

alive.

life

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Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.

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