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Enjoy the Little Things

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. Updated: Aug 1st 2012

enjoyWhen most people look back on life they may have a similar piece of advice:

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you make look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault

What are these little things in your life?


  • A moment of space and calm with a morning shower.
  • That first sip of coffee, tea or juice.
  • The everyday playing with your kids.
  • A moment of holding hands with a loved one.
  • A warm colors of a sunset.
  • The peace of trimming the plants in the garden.
  • A short visit with a friend.
  • The smile from a stranger.
  • Laying down and looking up at the sky.
  • A warm cup of soup on a cold day. 


There are so many little moments in the day that we miss out on. 

Here’s a good question:

“What would the hours, days and week ahead be like if we were more mindful of these ‘little things’ in daily life?” 

Bring that into your day and see what happens. 

As always, please share your thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction creates a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.


Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles and is author of the upcoming book The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations.

Check out Dr. Goldstein's acclaimed CD's on Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Mindful Solutions for Addiction and RelapsePrevention, and Mindful Solutions for Success and Stress Reduction at Work. -- "They are so relevant, I have marked them as one of my favorites on a handout I give to all new clients" ~ Psychiatrist.

If you're wanting to integrate more mindfulness into your daily life, sign up for his Mindful Living Twitter Feed. Dr. Goldstein is also available for private psychotherapy.

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