My friend posted this photo of a baby snail she found and I fell in love with it.
It reminded me how beautiful, perfect and important the small things are, and is this one ever small! This baby snail could be a nice little meditation break. Relax your focus, look at the snail, and breathe deep. Notice any thoughts that come up for you.
For me, looking at this little snail reminded me of the importance of honoring the beginning of a project.
So often, I set a goal for myself and focus on the end result. I forget to bring my focus in closer, to take notice of the journey that will get me there. And when I don't get that result right away, I get frustrated, anxious and even depressed.
I forget that all things in life, whether it be a weight loss goal, a business goal, or anything else, is created from a series of small steps. Each day we make choices that seem small and insignificant. But it's those small choices that dictate whether or not we will reach big things.
Today, I encourage you to not only meditate on the snail, but reflect on the projects that are tender little babies in their own fragile shells. Are you giving them a chance to grow, or are you dismissing them because they're still in their birthing phase?
Wherever you are, give yourself credit for all you've already done and know that you'll get where you want. Think over what your journey has been and ask yourself if there are little things you didn't appreciate in the moment, things that weren't the end results, but perhaps important on their own.