Three Little Thoughts #12 – It’s the Little Things

Thanks for visiting my blog “Life and Random Thinking” – today will be another post for the Three Little Thoughts category (I have a few different categories for my blog ☺)


Thinking about the Little Things that are so meaningful in our lives, it is not overseas trips, not expensive restaurants, it is the little things that make me smile. Small things that I overlook but would miss so dearly.

Little things that cause us, you and me, to Smile and pause.

  • Hugs to start the day, every day, along with a whistle to find one another in the house.
  • The first sip of coffee of the day especially when it my favorite creamer (hazelnut)
  • Chirping birds and seeing them hop around in the sunflower plants
  • At the end of the day I can relax, and sleep in my own bed and pillow.

I once spent a long time indoors (hospitalized) and when I finally walked outside it was a little thing that I remember – wind. I couldn’t just get in the car, I had to soak it up. I had missed wind.

Maybe something effects you the same – does the smell of cinnamon buns stop you in your tracks? Onions barbecuing on the grill?

I remember when I was really young, my friends loved my house. My Mom baked fresh bread nearly daily and there was homemade jam (blueberry I remember).

It’s the Little Things that you never forget but at the time you just experience and enjoy.


Video TimeView ♥ Guide
First 60 secondsRiding the KVR trail – gaining altitude in town
2:00Riding the KVR gravel path – Lake below
2: 45  approxShort break to smell the sage and rub on the scent
4:11 approxZoom over the McCulloch Trestle
5:04Poplar Grove & Naramata Road – only trail ahead
5: 30Big snake
7:10Railway Trail cut through rock
8:25  ☺Arrive at the Little Tunnel – Wow view
9:45Handheld camera – downhill and lovely view
A guide to the video above


Word of the Day: Lope – run or move with a long bounding stride.

In a sentence: I was watching nature videos and the fox, deer, etc moved so lightly on their feet – I thought that bouncing walk is amazing; I definitely wish I could lope like that.


It really is the little things that we can overlook but are so meaningful and essential.

Clean water, being able to move freely, a safe place to rest and the hugs of those closest to our hearts.

Thanks for visiting – David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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15 Responses to Three Little Thoughts #12 – It’s the Little Things

  1. It is the little things that matter indeed! I hope you have a great day, David. Take care

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      There are some survival shows on tv and people have to find shelter, food and live in the harshest conditions but sometimes I think the hardest challenge is not being able to talk to and hug the ones they love the most. The ones who when we close our eyes we can see their face, the ones whose voice we imagine sometimes calling to us, even when they didn’t. Thanks for reading and commenting Shweta. Please take care. ♥

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  2. Yes. Being away from our loved ones can be hard. You’re welcome. Take care, stay safe 🙂

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  3. Sometimes we don’t take the time to appreciate those “little things” because we tell ourselves that they will always be there for us to appreciate in the future when we aren’t so busy with the day.

    And then, the little things are gone…

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  4. Great post David!
    I am glad that you are able to get out and enjoy nature, and make up for lost time.
    That snake is making me rethink a potential visit 😦
    Many blessings to you! ♥♥


  5. Happy I loped over here today!

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  6. It is the little things, we remember. Glimpses of memory from my childhood, school years, young adult life. I try to focus on the positive ones, but even the not so great ones taught me invaluable things about life.

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  8. Lash Vendor says:

    Whether happiness or pain is part of our life, every second of experience constitutes us.

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