Friday, April 25, 2014

simple joys, simple pleasures

Often times, the very best moments in life are absolutely free and those moments can just make your day. Simple pleasures, like taking the time to watch a sunset, to get swept away in a moment of complete freedom, joy, imagination, to find yourself engrossed in a creative project, to get lost in a chapter of an amazing book, to watch a child lost in play, to take that first bite of an outrageous chocolate cake, or maybe the perfect song comes on the radio at the perfect moment. These moments are usually completely random. You can watch for them or you create the opportunity for the moment to happen. These moments happen all the time. You just have to be aware. So pay attention and be open to the opportunities for small joys.  They’re all around you!  

12 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, so true! What a special and heartwarming post! Precious photograph, love it~

karen said...

She looks so happy! I find the simplest is the bestest :)

Debbie said...

what a gleeful child and a great photograph!!

growing older, has helped me so much to slow down and enjoy what i can. i wish i knew then, what i know now.....i don't need to climb mt. everest to be happy!!

Dee said...

Cute photo.

My favorite joy right now is that short time in the afternoon right before the sun goes down. The color of the lighting is just so beautiful.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

be aware!

one of the nicest things we can do, for ourselves.

be aware!

and what a precious photo, to go along with this wise post.

tessa~

Art and Sand said...

I think that the people who realize this are the happiest.

I hope you have some simple pleasures this weekend.

Viv@within the Frame said...

The simple often random things can seem to shine at that perfect moment.

Storybook Woods said...

How true and the simpler the sweeter it is. Thank you for the reminder. Clarice

floating thru fields said...

great post! summer is a great time for simple pleasures :)

http://floatingthrufields.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Very, very good advice!

Catherine said...

Simple pleasures are so often the best aren't they?
Lovely!

kat said...

That is pure optimism put into words!