Seeing The Extraordinary In Ordinary Moments
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Seeing The Extraordinary In Ordinary Moments

Appreciate your in-betweens.

Seeing The Extraordinary In Ordinary Moments

It's easy to let each day merge into the next – to fall into the rhythm of simply living without intention. It's easy to wake up, eat breakfast, go to work or school, have a bit of free time, then sleep, wake-up, and repeat. It's easy to see it all as mundane.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

Everyday life is adorned with small extraordinary moments, we just have to look for them and acknowledge them. We need to see the magic in a quiet morning moment drinking coffee. We need to feel every sensation of plopping on the futon and watching a Netflix show with our best friends. We need to appreciate the goodness that overflows when we do something small for another person. We need to know that these are the moments that fill in the gaps in our lives between the big stuff.

These little moments are important.

These ordinary moments have power when they are seen for what they are: extraordinary. If you shift your mindset to never taking a moment for granted, you will stuff your life with intention. The value of living increases exponentially when you don't only focus on the big events, but the in-betweens. Most of living is spent in the in-between.

Appreciate your in-between.

Find joy in the quiet moments studying with your friends late at night. Twenty years from now, you won't care that you had a test that you stayed up til 2 a.m. studying for. You will wish that you were all back together nonetheless.

Life moves fast, but it can slow down when each fleeting moment is valued.

We get one shot at all of this. It's easy to fall into a cycle. To get up, do the same thing every day, and never see anything special in our in-betweens. But we weren't made to live this way. Everything about life is exciting, we just have to choose to look through the right lens and appreciate every moment we are given.

Every moment is extraordinary. Live knowing that truth, and your life will change.

Small things become huge opportunities. Possibility and hope take on a new form. When every moment is extraordinary, and when every moment adds value to our life, we can break barriers in our mindset. We see ourselves as capable of more, because our life has more to it, simply due to a shift in perspective.

Refuse to let any moment slip by without recognizing its value.

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