November 09, 2007

Small, simple pleasures

We're often so future-focussed that we say things like, "I'll be happy when I finally lose those last x kg, buy my dream house, drive X make of car, earn such-and-such salary, ...".

Can you relate?

Today, as we go into the weekend, think about some immediate, simple, small pleasures that you can appreciate in the here and now.

Some of the small pleasures I love are:
a nice cup of tea while I update my diary
a lovely overcast day with big grey clouds
the smell of coffee
making pizza
eating an orange over the sink with the juice dripping down my arms :)
my beautiful bright orange bag (makes me happy just looking at it)
nice comments on my blog ;)
feedback after I give a talk that something (even something small to me) touched someone
salsa dancing
a good hair day
Dion sending me a naughty email ;)
muffins
biting into a crisp, slightly sour Granny Smith apple
a hot bowl of creamy pasta
a fax going through first time!
people responding to emails
touching a nice texture (I loved the feel of some beads recently so I bought some and made myself a beaded keyring - now when I'm driving, I occasionally hold the beads in my hand and that is just YUMMY) and you all read about my 2008 planner on the Organising Queen blog
creating gorgeous beaded bookmarks
children's laughter

What are some of your small, simple pleasures? Let me know in the comments



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4 comments :

mindi said...

fresh laundry from my Mom's house (it always smells better)

a long day (or night) alone in a bookstore

a floor that doesn't need to be vacuumed or swept (rare around here)

buying school supplies

hot popcorn, a cold drink, and a lazy movie night with dustin

a new box of sidewalk chalk, a sunny day and an endless amount of art space. oh and some grass for resting in between masterpieces.

a clean, quiet house, sleeping babies, burning candles, comfy quilt, and a long evening of reading a new book.

Ali said...

My small simple pleasures include;
* collecting eggs from my chooks
* picking produce from our garden
* hugs/cuddles from my daughter
* walking along the beach with hubbie & daughter
* sitting in the garden....

Ali said...

My small simple pleasures include;
* collecting eggs from my chooks
* picking produce from our garden
* hugs/cuddles from my daughter
* walking along the beach with hubbie & daughter
* sitting in the garden....

Kathy in WA said...

Marcia - what a great reminder to be thankful for the little things and appreciate what you have. So often I get focused on some of my long term goals, and then feel discouraged because they take so long to accomplish (the fact that they are LONG TERM doesn't always register in my brain).

I LOVE when I make a really delicious cup of coffee. I practically purr enjoying the strong, creamy mug full.

Stopping to enjoy a hug from one of my little ones.

Laughing with my husband.

Those rare moments when the house is all picked up. Actually that's more than a simple pleasure so I had better cross that one out.

How about, an empty kitchen sink and a humming dishwasher.

Thanks!

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