We lived for 12 years in the great state of Alaska.
The forget-me-not is the state flower. It grows everywhere and can be easily overlooked because it's so small and so close to the ground.
I love this quote from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf:
There is something inspiring and sublime about the little forget-me-not flower. I hope it will be a symbol of the little things that make your lives joyful and sweet.
His talk in its entirety can be read here. And indeed, it is well worth reading over and over.
As I've thought about this short quote and the message of the forget-me-not, some of those little things that make my life joyful and sweet have been more obvious to me. Things like: waking up invigorated after a good night's sleep; running into a friend unexpectedly; being able to be home when my kids get out of school; the smell outside when it's about to rain; family prayer; technology [when it's working]; the first bite into a brownie ...
What little things make your life joyful and sweet?