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Marvelous Minutia
Marvelous - mar·vel·ous: extraordinarily good or great
Minutia - mi·nu·tia: a minute or minor detail

Relish the moment.  That is something that seems to have been lost in the fast paced world of today.  We have been conditioned to constantly ask, “What’s next?” instead of truly enjoying what we have before us.

During a time, not all that long ago, when we were young and had our whole lives stretching out in front of us, summer seemed like an eternity.  We were not concerned with material possessions.  We were concerned with wringing the most enjoyment we could out of each and every day.  We did not hold grudges.  If we had a disagreement with a friend, it lasted about as long as it took to walk across the street.  In our youthful exuberance we were masters of having fun and embracing life.  Why do you think as an adult you smile while watching children play? 
Somewhere on the path to becoming adults, the abilities we once possessed as children were lost.  No longer do we focus on the little things.  Long gone is our ability to find enjoyment in the most mundane tasks.  Instead our minds are preoccupied with work, lists of things that must be completed, and keeping up with the Jones.  Life has become stressful.  As our focus began to shift so did our concept of happiness.  We bought into the belief that bigger was better; bigger houses, bigger cars, bigger TVs, and bigger credit card limits.  To add insult to injury, as adults we do not even enjoy what we have just acquired before looking to what’s next. 
Ingrid Bergman once said, “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”  What every one of us “gets”, no matter our income or the amount of money we posses, is a life filled with little things that happen to us every day.  Things that, if we take the time to notice them, can fill our lives with happiness and contentment.  The fact of the matter is that each and every one of us has been blessed, but it is up to us to develop the skills necessary to not only notice the little things but to take the time to enjoy them. 
The Marvelous Minutia blog is my own personal attempt to not only recognize the gifts I have before me each day, but to relish in them, and by doing so unlock the secret to true happiness.   Truth be told, I have no set plan, no course charted, no direction in which to take this blog.  Rather, it is my intent to let it take me; take me on a journey of self discovery and hopefully self fulfillment and if you come along, you just might do the same. 


Anonymous said...

Ry, how neat to read this and realize that you are, indeed, on a wonderful path.
Been on the path many years myself, and have found more happiness as The Lord is my key to "seeing" and "relishing" each blessing.
I love you, boyo!!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Sounds like a fun journey you're heading out on!

Ryan said...

Thanks Aunt Barb!

Kovas, I hope so! Thanks for following along. =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Ryan, such an interesting & inspirational blog! Anticipating what's next. Excellent Article, huuummm? Enjoy!

Ryan said...

Thanks Donna!

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