The Joy of Simplicity: How Appreciating the Small Things Can Bring Greater Happiness

Manoj Gupta
2 min readMar 12, 2023


As I sit here sipping my coffee and enjoying the sunshine, I’m reminded of the joy that simple things can bring. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and forget to appreciate the little things.

I used to be someone who constantly chased after bigger and better things, thinking that they would bring me happiness. But after years of striving for more, I realised that true contentment lies in the simple things.

Whether it’s taking a walk in nature, spending time with loved ones, or enjoying a delicious meal, these small moments can bring immense joy and fulfilment.

In fact, studies have shown that people who focus on and appreciate simplicity are often happier and more satisfied with their lives.

So, how can we cultivate a greater appreciation for the simple things in life? One way is to practice mindfulness and be fully present in the moment. When we take the time to savor and enjoy each experience, no matter how small, we can fully immerse ourselves in the joy it brings.

Another way is to declutter our lives and rid ourselves of excess material possessions that weigh us down. By simplifying our physical surroundings, we can create a more peaceful and calm environment that allows us to focus on what truly matters.

Ultimately, the joy of simple things is not about denying ourselves of life’s luxuries, but rather finding beauty and contentment in the present moment. So, take a deep breath, slow down, and savor the simple things in life — they might just bring you more happiness than you ever imagined.

So, the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, take a moment to appreciate a what you have. It may just be the one, you needed to bring a smile to your face and a sense of calm to your mind.

Material success is part of life, not life!



Manoj Gupta

Managing Director & ExecCom Member | Author of Bestseller - New York to NEW YOU | Keynote Speaker