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Pondering: The Small Things

by Kayce Stevens Hughlett

I awaken thinking of small things and simplicity. How these are the things I’ve built my life upon.

A breath. Birdsong. The feel of tree bark beneath my palm. Steady. Solid.

Small steps followed by daring leaps. It is the leaping that others notice, but it is in the minutiae where change and magic occur.

Getting quiet. Slowing down. Being still. Listening. Waiting. Resting.

The small things. A grain of sand. Bumblebee wing. Baby’s laugh. Child’s tear.

Are they so small, really?

I pause and wonder how to build a career, a life, a living on these small things. Can a single tealight illuminate a world of darkness? The idea is overwhelming and so I return to the most healing things I know: one breath, one step, one insight, one moment, one heartbeat.

My work is small in the mightiest of ways. Nothing wasted. No act of kindness insignificant.

Yes, a journey of any length begins with a single step. The great volumes of the world all started with one word on the page, followed by another, and then another.

Change happens in the minutiae. A smooth stone in the palm of my hand. The smell of fresh rosemary on my fingertips. A wisp of wind across my face. Sunshine on my shoulder.

Stopping. Pausing. Listening. I am a master of minutiae, linking daisy chains together in an open field. Listening for the deep call within the shadows. Journeying to places beneath the roots of Life’s great tree where wisdom lies.

One step. One handful of dirt. One butterfly wing and cinnamon taste at a time.

Here. Now. Nowhere else.

Tell me, what do you hear, feel, see, taste, touch, know? Where does change happen for you? 



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My next book releases November 1, 2018. SoulStroller: experiencing the weight, whispers, & wings of the worlds (aka How I Came to Love the Minutiae of My Life

Seductive, sincere, and at times hysterical and heartbreaking, this memoir follows author and good girl, Kayce Stevens Hughlett out of her carefully constructed comfort zone into the world of international travel, healers, wise winged mentors, and inspiring versions of humankind. 

“Hughlett finds her voice in the most unexpected places—amidst the grief of life’s challenges, in letting go, in strengthening through presence.” Pixie Lighthorse,  Prayers of Honoring Grief 



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