I really love the simple things… you know, those everyday things that bring some sparkle and smiles into our day. If you take a moment I know you can think of some. It’s the little things that create what our lives are today. Do we recognize these things, these moments?
When we see these simple joys of life we are filled with gratitude, and where there is gratitude, there is happiness!
I’ve been thinking about the little things lately and I thought I’d share them with you. Some are silly, some are sweet, but all are simple, all are things that everyone can and does experience everyday if you choose to see them. There are so many, but here’s ten of mine (in no particular order):
#1. Fluffy Blankets. There is nothing better than snuggling up with a fluffy down comforter or curling up in a fleece blanket. Fluffy blankets make everything better…a book, my boys, nap time, talking on the phone, thinking, relaxing. Life is better with fluffy blankets!
#2. Chopsticks. Two reasons: One, they make you eat slower, and thereby less. Two, everything just tastes better with chopsticks. It’s like magic.
#3. Frozen Yogurt. There is this “make it yourself” frozen yogurt place that I am in love with. I seriously go just so I can sample all the flavors. I realize I sometimes get a little carried away as the bowl is overflowing with the kiwis, strawberries and mangos I have piled on… and I can see my hubby’s “oh, man, this is going to be expensive” face coming on… and I just smile and say “thanks dear!” But let me tell you, it is worth every penny… or dollar.
#4. Free Samples. The person who came up with such a lovely idea is truly brilliant! And a great big THANK-YOU to Costco… you make my day every time I visit!
#5. Playing Games. My favorite date night consists of cuddling, homemade M&M blizzards, and a few rounds of SkipBo. And Sundays wouldn’t be complete without a few games with the family.
#6. Hugs. What is it about a hug that just makes all the day’s worries go away? Sometimes it’s all it takes to make life immediately better.
#7. KettleCorn. There is just something about sweet and salty that makes my taste buds do a little dance.
#8. Sunshine. Energy, growth, life, playtime, summer, water, spring, suntan, park, picnic, hike, nap, garden, beach, pool, ocean, lakes, walks, runs, biking, travel… and the list goes on… sunshine is apart of our life in every way. I love the sunshine!
#9. Love Letters. Nothing melts me more, brightens my day, gives my heart a smile, or fills me with joy than the written words from my prince. Out of all the extravagant gifts, a simple love letter is my favorite. I treasure every single one.
#10. Rain. It cleans, refreshes, renews, and gives life to the world… I am thankful for the rain. This quote says it best:
“Anyone who thinks that sunshine is pure happiness has never danced in the rain.” -anonymous
What are some of your favorite joys of life? Go ahead and share some happiness…