Little things that bring me happiness:
—Waking up two minutes before my alarm goes off. Waking up ten minutes early makes me wish I’d slept ten minutes more, and waking up one minute early makes me stressed because I have to get to the clock fast before it starts blaring in my ear. But two minutes is perfect.
—When the podcast I'm listening to ends right at the end of my jog. It makes me happy when the two things coincide like that.
—When my total bill at the grocery store comes to a whole dollar amount. Feels very satisfying.
—Ice cold drinking water on a hot day.
—Finding one of my favorite movies on TV.
—That first day I feel better after I’ve had the flu.
—When a package from an online order gets delivered. (After all these years. it still feels magical that I can click a few buttons and have things arrive at my front door!) [Toni note: it's still magical to me, too, Mara.]
—Taking a shower at the end of a long day.
—Seeing a perfectly shaped rose.
—Finding a parking spot right where I need one.
—Walking in the rain.
Little things that bring Toni happiness:
—The sun coming in my bedroom windows.
—Opening the front door when it’s pouring rain to watch and listen.
—Like Mara: Finding one of my favorite movies on TV.
—Eating a banana.
—One of my Psychology Today pieces taking off in cyberspace and I have no idea why or why the number of clicks on it is suddenly soaring.
—The tiny Black Phoebe who flits around my backyard like a hummingbird and has the cutest chirp.
—Seeing one on my bonsai trees sprout a new leaf.
—Finding all the socks I put in the dryer (some clichés are true).
—Eating the elegant dinners my husband cooks for me. (Many of these dinners are more than "simple pleasures"!)
—Turning over from my nap to find myself face-to-face with my dog who immediately starts licking my face.
—Decaf mocha, no whip.
What are your simple pleasures? We'd love to hear about them; maybe we'll add them to ours!
|Walking in the rain|