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Little Pleasures by Tim Connor Life is all about gratitude for the little things, the things we often take for granted. Oh yes, there are big achievements, big plans, big toys, big stuff, big problems, and big failures. These pass, often leaving broken or challenged spirits or hearts in their wake. It's the little things in life that real- ly matter. Life accumulates moment by moment, day by day. In each moment in our life there is the potential for new awareness, new growth, miracles, new thoughts, and new sights, sounds, and tastes. Each of these often comes disguised in the little events that surround us daily. A smile from a stranger, a sincere hug from a friend, an unexpected call that says “you matter and I care”, a rainbow, a double rainbow . . . How about when: 4 All the traffic lights turn green as you pass through town. 4 The rain stops just as you leave the protection of your car (you forgot your umbrella). 4 Your plane is on time. 4 You find something important you thought was lost. There are millions of other little pleasures each day, if only we would take the time to notice. A dear friend shared this concept of little pleasures with me. I wanted to pass it along to you, thinking it might do for you what it did for me - keep me focused on what matters in life, and not what doesn't. Little pleasures are all of those unimportant signals, events, situations, signs, people, circumstances that make you smile. The way it works is this ~ find something positive you want to focus on today. For example, today you will notice everyone who looks at you while sitting in your car waiting for the light to turn green. When they return your glance, you will give them a warm, broad smile. Today, every time the sun passes behind a cloud you will think of how much in life you are grateful for. You will notice the kind words others say about you and will feel warm and peaceful inside. Well, I have given you the philosophy and a few ideas. Why not start every day this week with a little pleasure? A few questions: 1) Do you pay attention to life's little pleasures? 2) If not, why not? 3) How would you define little pleasures? 4) How do you bring little pleasures to others each day? Tim Tim Connor may be contacted via e-mail to michele@ 7 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® APRIL 2020