Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Small Pleasures

Small pleasures are worth more than anything money can buy...

1. crisp cotton sheets



2. soft skin


3. old family recipes


4. the first daffodils of spring


5. sleeping in


6. coloring (yes, grown-ups can do it, too)


7. vintage linens


8. window boxes


9. a perfect cup of coffee


10. a genuine compliment (giving or receiving)


11. the way babies smell


12. a handwritten letter


13. kisses from my grandchildren


14. singing in the shower


15. finding a couple of forgotten dollars in my pocket


16. doing something nice for my neighbor


17. a home cooked meal


18. laughing


19. movie theater popcorn


20. playing hooky


21. a bubble bath


22. swimming


23. an afternoon nap


24. street musicians


25. walking on the beach


26. saying thank you


27. helping someone in need


28. old fashioned photo booths


29. fresh whipped cream


30. inspiring blogs


31. a margarita


32. rainy afternoons


33. the funny things kids say


34. a novel I can get lost in


35. finding the perfect piece of clothing...on sale


36. clean laundry dried on the line


37. the wind in my hair


38. treating the person behind me at the drive-thru


39. sharing an umbrella


40. the smell of lavender


41. a long walk that clears my head


42. a “group” hug


43. Herman's Hermits


44. smiling at a stranger


45. eating with chopsticks (Chinese food optional)


46. butterflies


47. staying in my pj's all day


48. singing along to the radio and knowing all the words


49. fresh picked fruit


50. ordering in


51. happy endings...even if they're fictional


52. flying a kite


53. kittens


54. root beer floats


55. holding open the door...


56. ...or having someone hold the door for you


57. fountain soda


58. white, fluffy towels


59. sunshine


60. spending an afternoon at a museum


61. really great advice


62. green lights all the way home


63. the sound of rain hitting the windows


64. riding with the “top down”


65. holding hands


66. a great hair day with no effort


67. reading at the beach


68. fireflies


69. the perfect gumbo
70. geraniums on a windowsill


71. sitting on the porch at the farm


72. the smell of fresh-baked bread


73. old musicals


74. listening to a great story


75. long dinners with friends


76. the smell of fresh cut grass


77. the cold side of the pillow


78. love letters


79. old friends


80. my family


81. a pull-through parking space


82. a baguette -- crisp on the outside, airy on the inside


83. when a kitten purrs


84. sitting at the counter at an old-fashioned diner


85. using my favorite dishes


86. reading my grandchild a bedtime story


87. Girl Scout Cookies


88. eating on the patio at my favorite restaurant


89. kissing someone I love


90. the smell of onions and garlic cooking


91. hot chocolate


92. jumping in puddles


93. old photos


94. birds hopping on the sidewalk


95. my softest t-shirt


96. a new magazine in the mail


97. fireplaces


98. having exact change


99. bacon and eggs cooking on Saturday morning


100. having an art day all to myself


101. getting in the car and driving…

1 Cowgurls said:

Terri said...

Love you small pleasures piece. Oh so very true! As I type this I am smothered in 3 dogs, what a great simple gift. Thanks for reminding me of all my blessings. In my life, I have found these simple pleasures are my greatest blessings. Thanks again, Debianne!
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