At last night’s yoga class one of our members exclaimed, “I can touch my toes!” It was a triumph. Last week, she couldn’t.
Due to the slow, almost contemplative, nature of yoga, practitioners are encouraged to pay attention to baby steps of progress. “This time, stretch a little farther…hold that pose a little longer…see how much more your body is able to do now?”
It’s a great perspective. Every day, right under our noses, there are little things to celebrate: The sight of daffodils pushing their way through the dirt, a chocolate-peanut butter ice cream cone, an open parking space. Each one is a gift. I like to think God scatters serendipities in our path as love notes, little reminders that he cares.
Sure, the big things in life are worthy of celebration—but so are little things. How many little things can you find to celebrate today?