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38 Simple Pleasures You Need To Remember To Enjoy

Simple Pleasures

"I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy."

Paula Cole

Many of us forget to soak up all the little things that bring us pleasure or happiness. We seem to spend more time striving to accomplish the big stuff in today's world or lamenting the things we can't have.

But many times, the simple little pleasures in life bring us the most happiness. We need to remind ourselves daily of all the little things we shouldn't take for granted.

38 Little things I think we can all enjoy.

  1. An extra day off work

  2. The aroma of apple pie baking in the oven.

  3. The first warm day of spring

  4. Eating your favorite desert

  5. Your favorite old song coming on the radio

  6. Crossing the last item off your to-do list

  7. Settling down with a glass of wine and a good book

  8. The sound of rain on the roof while you sit comfortably inside.

  9. The smell of Lilacs on a spring day

  10. Fresh out of the dryer, clean sheets on the bed. Nothing feels better.

  11. Sitting back and enjoying the first cup of morning coffee

  12. A vase of freshly cut flowers adorning your table.

  13. Indulging in your favorite fast food.

  14. Looking through old family photos

  15. Sliding into your comfy sweat pants after a long day.

  16. Enjoying a friendly conversation while standing in line at the grocery store.

  17. Hanging out with a friend.

  18. Going out to a movie and enjoying that awesome movie popcorn.

  19. Treating yourself to a pedicure.

  20. Enjoying time browsing through Home Goods and Hobby Lobby.

  21. Attending a family reunion and visiting with family you only get to see once or twice a year.

  22. Enjoying a bowl of your favorite ice cream.

  23. Spending time playing a fun board game.

  24. Life. Just being alive is truly a pleasure that should never be taken for granted.

  25. Watching small children playing

  26. Gazing up and enjoying the blue sky and watching the clouds floating slowly past.

  27. Taking a long walk

  28. A trip to the zoo.

  29. The arrival of summer

  30. Watching your favorite movie.

  31. Hot chocolate with whipped cream.

  32. The start of your vacation.

  33. When you finally finish that task you've been putting off.

  34. Sitting by a bonfire roasting marshmallows.

  35. Receiving an unexpected compliment.

  36. Cookies hot out of the oven are always a special treat.

  37. A day at the beach.

  38. An afternoon nap

If you focus more on the little everyday things that bring a smile to your face and less time thinking about what you feel is lacking in your life, you will find much more happiness.

What are your favorite small pleasures?

"It's the little things in life that matter the most. Appreciate what you have. Be grateful."

It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. – John Wooden

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