I love these photos from our #YouSparkle photo shoot a few weeks back. The color combination, the sparkle, the polka dots…the details. So much loveliness. Each detail drew me in to take another look.
“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames
I know the common phrase says that “the Devil is in the details” but I actually think that the DELIGHT is in the details. The details add depth. They add richness and they add story.
It’s the same in life.
We each are allotted the same number of days each year and the same number of hours a day. If we’re not careful those days can blur one from another. What makes a day stand out from the rest are the details it contains.
Who did you meet? Where did you go? Who did you hug? What made you laugh?
The true treasure of each day is in the details. It’s in the shared laughter. The kind smile. The beautiful flower. The delicious first sip of coffee (or tea in my case). It’s in the time taken with people. It’s not in the busy agendas. The endless “to-do” lists.
I watched this movie recently called “About Time”. I’ve wanted to see it since it came out, but it took a super long plane trip for me to actually make the time (ironic? Just a bit). It’s a wonderful story.
Spoiler alert – you will cry.
At least I did. A lot. There’s lots of twists in the story line (some require you to suspend reality just a bit) but the ultimate message of the movie, I believe, is simple… make the most of the time you are given. Savor the moments. Delight in the details. Time moves quickly.
Treasure the moments you’ve been given. Delight in the details that each day brings. Appreciate the beauty all around you. It’s there. You just have to stop and look for it.
A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.
– Swami Sivananda