Simple Pleasures

I was out walking our dog earlier and when we got back he gave me such an adorable contented smile, it filled me with joy. It made me think about what other simple pleasures there are in life, that brighten our day or make us feel just a little bit special.

These are some of the things I came up with:

A smile from a dog (as above)

doing something kind for someone,

a nuzzle from a cat or kitten,

the sound of genuine laughter,

freshly washed sheets,

walking ย barefoot on soft, warm, dry sand,

a fresh juicy strawberry dipped in a bowl of sugar,

hearing a blackbird sing its beautiful song,

the smell of a fragrant tea rose,

having a cup of tea in the garden on a sunny day,

being the first person to walk on a fresh blanket of snow,

looking up at the stars on a clear night,

basking under a cloudless perfect blue sky,

listening ย to a piece of beautiful music,

watching a graceful ballet dancer,

seeing the first signs of spring after a harsh winter

There are so many more wonderful things that we can experience that don’t require any money, special equipment or effort . ย We should ย embrace these things and make our lives naturally richer. ย I’d love to know what you think…

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Iโ€™m Fiona, a UK blogger trying to live a positive life. I love cats, dogs, animals, cooking, flowers and pretty things, in no particular order. I have lots of time for nice people and Iโ€™d love to help you have a positive outlook. I write about my experiences, lifestyle, and sometimes just random thoughts.

22 thoughts on “Simple Pleasures

  1. So true! Too often, we focus on the big things we think we need to make us happy, but itโ€™s the little things we need to focus on more ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful list of simple pleasures. Looking back, I think one of my most precious pleasures was the feeling I would get when I would go round to my children’s bedrooms one by one before bed and see and hear them sleeping peacefully. It made me feel like we were all so safe and warm and lucky.
    Joan Senio
    kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com
    @joansenio1

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  3. Aw I love this post. I’m getting the warm fuzzines from reading this. I love looking at the stars at night on a clear night. It’s the best. And the sound of genuine laughter is the perfect way to de-stress and enjoy life!

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  4. Iโ€™m completely with you! Itโ€™s so often the simplest things, little things in nature, that fill me with gratitude and remind me that life is so good! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Reblogged this on Sunshine, Raindrops and Tea in the Garden and commented:

    I wrote this in January and not many people saw it so I have decided to bring it back again. Often we are so busy with our lives that we donโ€™t have time to step back and appreciate the little things that can bring us happiness and contentment. I hope this post will enable you a little time to enjoy or think about a simple pleasure ๐Ÿ’•

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