Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Simple Pleasures

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:www.quora.com/profile/Marie-Vonow/blogs Other:www.weekendnotes.com/profile/marie-vonow/
Life (592)      Gratitude (128)      Simple (4)      Pleasures (2)     


Gratitude, Life, Pleasure, Simple
Authorís own photo

These days more people are adopting a simpler lifestyle. There is the Ďslow movementí and classes and books on how to de-clutter your home for a simpler, calmer life. Some of the greatest pleasures are actually the simple ones. Some of these are things that just happen without any effort on your part. Others are the result of a conscious choice.

Everyone lists different things as a pleasure. I have a friend who really feels the cold so that breeze I enjoy is actually chilly to her and not a pleasure. Another friend enjoys going for a ride on her bicycle but this is not a pleasure to me.

It doesnít matter what you consider to be a pleasure as long as there are things that bring joy to your life and you experience these things from time to time. It is also important that you notice the pleasures in your life and feel gratitude for them.



Gratitude, Life, Pleasure, Simple
Flowers Authorís own photo

To stimulate your thoughts about what the simple pleasures in your life are I decided to list twenty of mine, in random order -

1. A fresh breeze wafting through an open window when itís hot outside
2. The smell of rain on hot concrete after a heat wave
3. Meeting a friend by coincidence
4. Flowers
5. Finding coins I didnít know I had in a bag I havenít used for a while
6. Notification of a book or CD on hold for me at the library
7. The first sip of a hot cup of coffee when I am really hanging out for one
8. Cuddling my dog
9. Communication of any sort from/with a friend
10. Mastering a new skill
11. Sharing a joke
12. Crushing peppermint or a lemon scented herb between my fingers and inhaling the fragrance
13. Coming across a piece of street art I havenít seen before
14. Almond blossom
15. The smell of my neighbour cooking curry
16. Picking vegetables from my garden
17. Receiving a newsy letter in the post
18. Listening to my favourite music
19. Hearing an owl hooting
20. Watching birds



Gratitude, Life, Pleasure, Simple
Street Art Authorís own photo

There are other simple pleasures in my life. What are some of the pleasures in your life? I hope there are many.

# Gratitude
# Life
# Pleasures
# Simple
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
These days many people need to do courses and updates or whole new qualifications throughout their...
97 views
About eighteen months ago I decided to see if I could manage without a car
154 views
What is the definition of Ďfriendí? My Heinemann Australian Dictionary says,í any person whom one ...
155 views
You smile when you feel happy but sometimes you can feel happy when you make a conscious effort to...
177 views
Some time ago I wrote an article about wanting to hear and read the good news instead of an endl...
96 views
Every day we hear about sad and shocking events happening in the world
86 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
ID: 32829
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
I hope I can help a friend who thinks he's not living up to social expectations
3356 views
Ever since the new year kicked off, social media channels have been abuzz with "new year, new me...
2479 views
You may be passionate about writing but still suffer from writer's block
6475 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
10867 views
Christmas is in the air, which means that 2017 is soon coming to an end
149 views
As I write this, 2018 is a few days away
81 views
Maybe this scenario sounds a bit familiar; you have finally managed to make some time in your ...
83 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3417 views
Death is inevitable and will undoubtedly happen to all of us
61 views
People generally donít want to feel sad or have their feelings hurt
2489 views
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version