Monday, December 12, 2011

Simple Pleasures

They say the best things in life are free.  When you think about it, our lives are laced with hundreds of simple pleasures – little perks that satisfy and sooth, that make life seem A-Okay. 

Here’s a partial list of life’s little niceties:

A new toothbrush

Sleeping in on a rainy day

A baby’s smile

Making all the traffic lights

Fresh flowers – delivered

Finding money you didn’t know you had

Clothes that fit just right

Receiving a snail mail letter

The smell of bakery air

Hearing the right song at the right moment

Stars on a clear night

Saying the same thing simultaneously

Snow Days

The first bowl of cereal from the box

Fresh bed sheets

Drowsing in the sun with a light breeze

A good laugh shared

Spying your favorite bird at the bird feeder

When the workout is over

A sunset

What are some of your favorite simple pleasures?  Take a minute and add to the list!


  1. A new book. A hug from a toddler. A kitten's sweet, rough tongue licking your fingers. The smell of freshly cut grass. Seeing a deer, or coyote, or bobcat in my yard. Pumpkin empanadas. The smell of balsam and pine. A phone call from my son, who lives 1800 miles away. Watching the clouds part after a storm and seeing snow covered peaks on the mountains across the valley...

  2. Now THAT is an excellent list. To that, I'll add the scent of fir trees in a mountain breeze, a sweet brook talking to the rocks, and a cat's purr.