Springs is finally here!

Spring Photo Challenge - #elislittlemoments - Little Eli

In honor of the first day of spring, I spent last weekend... Well honestly I spent it cleaning mostly. (Which is also a big part of spring, but not what I wanna talk about today.) I tried to spend it falling in love with all the little smiles around me!

Today I wanna talk about ACTIVELY appreciating your surroundings! (I guess this could also be about positive life affirmations... but whatev)

Tell yourself OUT LOUD when something is beautiful.
Take a picture of every. little. thing. that makes you smile.
Compliment a stranger! 

Snap a pic of the thing making you smile
tag it #elislittlemoments
Lets collect all those little,
ordinary, moments of Happy!

For example, my yard is completely over grown right now. It's been a total lack of care on my part, and it looks like poo. My citrus trees are drowning in weeds and ants. The front yard is laughable (and I'm a landscape architect for heaven sake). And the lawn has gone uncut for months now, mostly because I can't seem to get the lawn mower up and running. 

So instead of actually fixing any of those things, I took some time last weekend to walk around my yard, look at problem areas, and find the beauty and wonder in them. 

I mean, look at this little weed! Isn't it adorable! If i kept a manicured lawn, it would never get a chance to do its little flower thang! 

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And look at this happy puppy! Sure she likes the grass short, but when its long she has more places to hide and jump out at the cats! 

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And my bare fig tree was looking harsh all winter. Well guess what, its leafing out and looking so fabulous! 

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Even kitten was getting in on it! Enjoying the view and the breeze. 

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And finally, my mulberry flowered out the last few weeks, so now its time for happy little leaves! Yay leaves!

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So I challenge you! What around you have you been overlooking, or have you gotten used to, that could use a fresh look?

Spring is all about fresh looks! Snap a picture and tag it #elislittlemoments!
Lets collect all those little, ordinary, moments of happiness!

LifeAmelia Rusbar