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Why Sweat the Small Stuff?

As the weekend of Halloween approached and the leaves continue to

detach more quickly and collectively from their perches, I have been reminded to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. How the change of seasons not only brings with it a change of scenery, but also a change of energy, smells, and even a touch of wistfulness for what is being lost, and what is being brought forward.

This little kitten, with its stare that seems to scream take me home, I'm feeling lost or alone, so stirred my heart. It reminded me that in life, if we don't pause and gaze down and inward once in awhile, we may miss a tiny moment to love, honor or help, someone or something that needs our attention. Time has a way of slipping through our fingers. Are you present enough to connect with the little things in your life?

I remember hearing "Don't sweat the small stuff" many years ago, and when I reflect on that saying now, I wonder if that is true. Maybe instead of feeling we are sweating the small stuff, we simply become present to the small stuff to determine if that small stuff is here to help us see more clearly, or to distract us from what is truly important?

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