Appreciating Life’s Simple Pleasures
Today’s UBC writing prompt is to discuss something fun, and I thought I’d re-share this post about enjoying simple pleasures in life. I’m in a reflective mood, because today is the 6th anniversary of my Mom’s death. I wrote about this memory on my other blog, if you would like to read that as well: Remembering My Mom.
I am thankful everyday for life’s simple pleasures. What does this mean to you? In my life, simple pleasures include spending time with hubby Dave, whether we’re talking after supper on weeknights about our days, or snuggling together on the couch during the weekend watching a NASCAR race or a football or hockey game. Simple pleasures for us also include cuddling with any or many of our fur babies (3 dogs, 8 cats!) or just watching them play.
Time spent with family, especially the grandchildren, is definitely among the top simple pleasures in my life: such as my 4-year-old granddaughter Chloe telling my daughter to call or Skype, because she wants to talk to “Grami” – or watching and listening to my 2-year-old granddaughter Ava jabber to me or squeal with delight over a new toy– or visiting and snuggling with my newest granddaughter, Lilly, who is now coming up on 7 months old!
For me, simple pleasures also include sewing, crafting, and quilting; socializing online with family and friends; and blogging and interacting with others in the blogging community. This means YOU, dear readers of my blogs! 🙂 I really appreciate all of you who visit, and who take the time to leave comments (I must get into the habit of responding to comments, as well), and especially to know that what I share here is a blessing to you. That’s encouraging for me to know that, since that was the intended purpose of this blog!
Here’s a thought about simple pleasures from Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness.
Rule #14 – Enjoy Simple Pleasures
“It’s an attitude. The ability to appreciate the happiness, the beauty, the pleasure in the simple things around us.
Remember the simple things that you truly enjoy. Then take time out to experience them again.
Or even better, turn them into little daily or weekly rituals, filling your life with sunshine.
Quite simply, enjoy simple pleasures and rituals – and you will be happy.” –Karl Moore
“Simplicity is the essence of happiness.”
– Cedric Bledsoe
So What About YOU?
Do simple pleasures in your life make you happy?
Have you taken time to think about them and pursue them more often?
Another simple pleasure – watching my hubby with our pets!