“It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most; It ‘s making a great deal out of the little ones.” Jean Webster

“We set our goals based on the big picture, but our joy comes from the details.” Victoria Moran

Thinking it Through…

Life’s pleasures come from the details, the small joyful occurrences. We live in a culture that celebrates the big, noisy accomplishments but really how often do those celebrations come along? To truly enjoy life we need to celebrate the details. For example; Easter Dinner is an event. Watching the children painting the eggs is a detail. Event: Driving to work. Detail: Noticing the snow on the mountains as you drive. Event: Going out to eat with a friend. Detail: Enjoying the sound of your friend’s laughter. Train yourself to go through life as an artist using her senses to notice each color and shape.
Don’t keep your appreciation of details to yourself. Point out the smell of freshly baked bread, a toddler licking an ice cream cone or the bright blue of the sky. Soon you will draw others into your “detail” game. Before long you will realize that the joy of life really is in the details!


1. What are some events you have today? For each event spend time tuning into the details.

2. What colorful details can you purposefully add and enjoy today?

3. Share some of your beautiful details with a friend or coworker.

Dance with Joy,
Leanna Fredrich
Life Coach

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