Do you like lists? I do. I love to make a good list. It can be anything from the mundane grocery list to what I need to accomplish this day. Once I found a card in the store that had a cute list of things to do that were joyful. I bought the card (I think it was for a birthday celebration) and placed it for a time by my computer. It brought me joy.
There are so many little ways you can create happiness but I think there is also something to be said about enjoying the simple pleasures in life that already exist in your day. When I take the time to really relish these moments as they present themselves, I find that the simple pleasures are what bring great happiness to my life.
So maybe today you might take a piece of paper and write a list. Just try it. It’s super easy and see how it makes you feel. Today I will put a list here of things that come to mind when I think about simple pleasures. Covid has forced us to do less, to stay home and to change our routine. Simple Pleasures are beginning to mean so much more.
A small piece of dark chocolate.
Watching the sun rise. Watching the sun set.
Writing a letter with pen and paper.
A cup of freshly brewed tea.
Taking a bath.
Cuddling under clean sheets.
Curling up with a good book in a comfy chair.
Playing with the dogs.
Listening to music.
Dancing around the kitchen
The feeling you have after a hard workout.
Stopping to appreciate nature.
Driving with the windows open or the top down.
Fireflies on a summer night.
Flip flops and sundresses.
Having a good laugh.
A chat with a dear friend.
Spending time with people you love.
“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” – Paulo Coelho