Simple Pleasures

Seeing as I’m at college away from much of what I love, I thought I’d share what I find little pleasures in.  They aren’t big things, just the little things that bring a smile to my face and help me to enjoy my day.

  • Soup (homemade chicken noodle if possible) on a cold or rainy day
  • A little bit of time alone with just my thoughts
  • A cup of tea
  • Snuggling up with a blanket
  • Reading a good book
  • Doing something creative, even if that just means painting for five minutes
  • Looking at pictures of loved ones
  • Talking with my dad or mom
  • Sitting outside in the shade with a breeze
  • Listening to classical music, preferably performed by a string orchestra
  • Taking a walk outside
  • The pitter-patter of rain
  • Rolling thunderstorms
  • Eating chocolate ice cream
  • Spending a few minutes with friends
  • Freshly washed linens
  • Taking a long, hot shower (or bath if possible)
  • Washing the dishes
  • Folding clothes

I love that many of these can be enjoyed even when I am two hours away from home and I reside in a tiny dorm room.  Many of these I enjoyed today.  I spoke with my dad while sitting on a bench under a tree with a breeze blowing through.  I washed and folded clothes (the washing wasn’t too fun, but I enjoyed folding the clothes).  I painted (finishing up the project I mentioned yesterday).

I’d also like to share a quote that I keep looking at because it makes me smile every time:

“Some people make your laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter, and your life a little better.” *

Isn’t that so true?  So tell me, what little pleasures do you have?

*I don’t know who this quote is by, so if anyone knows, please let me know.