“This morning, I was sitting on my front porch, sipping my morning cup of coffee and thought about simple pleasures. . . those little things that we sometimes overlook, but can make a day more pleasurable. These simple pleasures are all around, but they have to be noticed.  I thought it would be fun to compile a list of some of my favorite simple pleasures. . .

Smell of fresh-cut grass

Morning cup of coffee

Walking on the beach

Watching a sunrise

Hugging your child or spouse

Dark Chocolate

Having a good laugh with good friends

Crawling into a freshly made bed

Walking into a clean house

Smell of dinner cooking when you come in the door

Helping someone in need

Fresh baked cookies

Chocolate ice cream

Watching your children on Christmas morning

Walking in a beautiful garden

A cool shower after working in the hot sun

Making someone smile

Listening to the waves hit the beach

Petting my dog

Falling asleep as rain gently falls

Fresh snow

Watching birds raise their young

The smell of lavender

Watching the sun set

Buying fresh vegtables at the Farmer’s Market

Fresh cut flowers on the kitchen table

Looking at old photos