75 Simple Pleasures to Brighten Your Day

Photo Credit: Nancy Newcomer

After arriving at work today, I decided to ditch my ball point pen and sharpen a new stash of #2 pencils. It seems trivial, but I can’t tell you how much pleasure freshly sharpened pencils give me…seriouslyI feel the same way about clean sheets, fresh strawberries, puppy breath and a good laugh.  These are a few of my favorite things. (yeah, there’s a song about that…)

What if we all made a conscious effort to pay attention to all those little things that make life great? I bet everyone would have a better day.  Appreciating the simple stuff is the key to happiness, truly.  I make a daily effort to take a “mindful moment” to do just that. Our days can get crazy with all of life’s responsibilities and demands so it’s important to take pleasure in those simple things, even if it’s just for a moment.  What are your favorite things?

If you have trouble getting started, this list might help get you going…by the way, I LOVE lists, too–LOL 75 Simple Pleasures to Brighten Your Day 


PS I love a good desert sunset too!

Photo Credit: Nancy Newcomer






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