20 Simple Pleasures

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the most satisfying. Like right now. I have the house to myself, I’m watching a movie that I chose to watch without having to compromise with anyone else in order to watch it, and I have a stash of Kit Kats and Twizzlers that I don’t have to share with anyone.

Life can be sweet when you choose to notice the little things that bring you joy. Today, as you move through life, make a point of noticing the simple moments that lift your heart. Here are a few ideas to get you going.

20 Simple Pleasures

  1. Waking up on Monday and realizing it’s a long weekend
  2. Beads of condensation forming on the sides of a cold drink on a hot, summer day
  3. Climbing into a bed with fresh sheets
  4. A quiet backyard on a windless morning
  5. Lying in the sun on the living room carpet
  6. A hotel room to myself
  7. Finding the chocolate bar you had hidden away and had forgotten about
  8. The cotton candy-pink clouds of a prairie sunset
  9. Your kids finally being old enough to read the books you loved when you were younger
  10. A clean table
  11. Staying in the tub so long that your toes turn wrinkly
  12. Waking up before the alarm goes off
  13. Getting into your own bed for the first time after being on vacation for a couple of weeks
  14. Your kids telling you that you’re the best mom ever
  15. Eating the first cookie off the cookie sheet when it’s still warm from the oven
  16. Taking off your shoes and especially socks after a long, hot day at an amusement park
  17. Coming across your must-watch-if-it’s-on rom com when you’re flipping through the channels (e.g., The American President) and there’s nothing good on
  18. Slipping your feet into the water after crossing the scorching sand of the beach
  19. Realizing that you have 20 bucks tucked away in your nightstand and can use that to pay for delivery

What’s on your list of joyful things?

 

 

 

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