Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Simple Joys in Life

 Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. ~ Charles Dudley Warner  

Friday the 13ths....…a day doomed with negativity.
II was determined to make it a day full of positive enjoy the simple joys in life. What did I experience when I allowed myself to look through these lenses?

  • The excitement in my 8 year old eyes as she prepared to go outside this morning to shovel snow…this wasn’t a job to her…it was a unique fun opportunity!

  • A tradition in my home is to make “snowball” cookies on the first snow…a few of these delights were were a wonderful treat with my coffee this morning.

  • It is always a positive start to my day when I get an e-mail from my bank that my paycheck was deposited…not that I ever have any doubt about it…but it does give me a sigh of relief.

  •  A wonderful fun conversation on my way to work with one of the most upbeat positive person I know.

  •  A note from a friend I haven’t heard from in several months…it is always nice to pick up right where we left off.

  •  Big fluffy snow flurries outside my window all day...not that messy stuff but snowflakes that make you want to curl up on the couch under a blanket with hot chocolate and a book.

    What are you missing each day that can allow you to enjoy the "simpler joys in life?" 


  1. That is a great list of positives! Sometimes I miss what's right in front of me- my kids- and their goofiness.

    Friday the 13th has always been good for me! I did turn 13 on Friday the 13th (as well as 41 this past Friday) and 13 is my lucky number!

    1. Thanks! I am always amazed at what I notice that I normally overlook....I wish I could be as free as my kids are although I'm noticing my teens are losing that ability to just enjoy life already