6 Little Things That Can Make All the Difference in Your Life

Silver party dress with OTS and highlow skirt. Silver OTW dress with high low skirt from Windsor, fashion blogger YesMissy

Little things are happening around us every day. In fact, every moment, we are encountering little things. Yesterday, when I was walking my dog down in the neighbourhood, a woman smiled at me as she passed by. I smiled back and thought to myself, “That was such a small thing, but it made me happy to be acknowledged by a stranger.”

Often we dismiss the small stuff because we are caught up in the bigger picture. We’re working towards big goals that are far off and forget to stop and “smell the roses” along the way. Wonderful things are all around us if we could but notice them. It all depends on our outlook and attitude.

Holiday Party Dress: silver OTS dress with high low skirt, Toronto Streetstyle - YesMissy

6 Little Things That Can Make a Difference In Your Life

1. Live in the moment

The secret of a life well-lived lies in celebrating each and every moment. As they say, time is more valuable than money. There will be always a chance to make more money, but there’s no turning back time once it’s gone.

2. Treasure your loved ones

Life’s all about relationships. Draw your strength from your family, friends and loved ones. Make sure to spend quality time with them and tell them how much you love them.

3. Celebrate quality

In a world where we’re bombarded with more is better, try not to be obsessed with quantity. Instead try to concentrate on quality. Don’t rush to each and every sale in the town. The so-called non-essentials of life actually add more sparkle to the harshness of daily life. So, indulge in that perfumed candle, soft linens and fresh flowers.

4. Add more to yourself

Learn something new. There’s no better way to celebrate life than by adding more to yourself. Be in sync with what’s happening in the world. Learn a new language, a musical instrument, baking, pottery and the like. Add more to your knowledge.

5. Express gratitude

We often take for granted all that life offers us, without being grateful. In this fast forward modern life when people don’t have time for themselves – even their slightest of concern means a lot. If somebody is helpful and kind to us in thought or action, we should to express gratitude or return our thankful feelings.

6. Embrace solitude

This is hard lesson to learn when we think we always need to be surrounded by friends to be happy. Learn to be happy in your own company. Solitude is to be celebrated. Don’t be desperate to be with people 24/7. Spending quality time with yourself will give you a perspective.

Holiday Party Dress: silver OTS dress with high low skirt, Toronto Streetstyle - YesMissy Fun silver party dress for special occasions

Outfit Details:

Dress: Charcoal glitter dream dress c/o Windsor
Shoes: Nude pointy toe pumps from Guess (similar here)
Earrings: Savannah tassel earrings c/o Olive + Piper
Necklace: Ellie dot choker c/o  Olive + Piper

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12 responses to “6 Little Things That Can Make All the Difference in Your Life”

  1. PrimeBeauty says:

    I had a nice conversation with a stranger in line at the grocery store the other day.

  2. This is what I’m trying to live for this year! I think it’s important that I spend more time with my family and slow down on work. I used to work all the time and it’s taking a toll on my relationship with my kids.

  3. Pretty dress! Yes I agree we need to stop and smell the roses more and appreciate the small things in this world.

  4. Scott says:

    I would add one more – be courteous. It’s amazing what a simple act of kindness can do for you and the person you do it for.

  5. My Teen Guide says:

    I treasure every moment, every day I am with my family. They are my greatest blessing! I admit there are times I get so wrapped up the business of trying to make a living, but at the end of the day, coming home to a warm, loving family is all that matters the most.

  6. Becca Wilson says:

    Expressing gratitude is one of those things that can definitely change your life and make a difference. I try to make sure my children know about this as well at an early age.

  7. I found myself nodding to all of them.
    Solitude is such a special time – I get so recharged after having “me” time.
    Great list – I think intrinsically we know all these but always good to have a reminder!

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