Enjoying The Simple Things


Life in today’s world is really complicated.

Why is it that sometimes the simplest things are the hardest ones to accomplish?

I don’t know the answer to that question, but I have discovered a way to enjoy a few of the simple pleasures in life:

Slow. Down.

We’ve all heard this before. But how many of us actually do it?

How many of us miss some of the beauty in the every day because we are in a perpetual hurry?

I know I do.

To remind myself to slow down, I’ve compiled a short list off the top of my head of a few ways I can savor some of life’s simple pleasures. All of which are free.

  • a cup of freshly brewed tea to start the morning
  • a spontaneous hug from one (or both) of my sons
  • looking up and seeing the stars on a cloudless night
  • getting a handwritten note in the mail that was completely unexpected
  • a nice warm bath when the house is quiet
  • a thoughtful gesture from my spouse
  • the way the air smells at the first hint of spring
  • looking in my closet for something to wear and seeing that my favorite jeans are clean
  • putting my hand in the pocket of those same jeans and finding a $5 bill I’d forgotten about
  • curling up in my favorite chair with a good book
  • a Sunday-afternoon nap

What would be on your list?

Published in: on April 13, 2011 at 5:30 am  Comments (3)  
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  1. Lovely reminder thankyou. I always find walking around the garden, taking time to look at the new growth is great for slowing down. And just taking a moment to breath.

    • Love that suggestion. It’s going on my list! Thanks for stopping by…

  2. I crave simplicity, too! Soon it will be warm weather and my hubs and I can sit on our front porch in the evening with our dog and relax! That is my favorite thing. Great post! Take Care.

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