Saturday, August 10, 2013
I love how the simple pleasures in life are the things that bring most joy.
“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder - Volume One: On Wisdom and Virtues
Don't you find that to be true?
I do as I get older.
One thing I enjoy on a Saturday morning is going to the Farmers Market. I particularly like to buy fresh green beans and little red potatoes and come home and cook a big pot of green beans. That would be a meal all on its own as far as I'm concerned. That and sliced tomatoes that I also buy while I'm there. :)
Of course, there are Saturdays I like going out to eat and I don't have to cook. In three weeks all my Saturdays will be taken up with football and football parties. Another simple pleasure.
Sitting in the living room drinking coffee while everyone else is asleep is a simple pleasure. I enjoy a quiet house if I am up early.
Conversations with my sons. Simple Pleasure.
Eating our favorite pizza that takes a little over an hour to get there but the drive is worth it.
Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin lotion
Karen Kingsbury books
Shopping on Amazon at Christmas time
Listening to the ocean waves
Trips to the beach and especially the moment you see, Welcome to Florida...and when you start seeing palm trees. You know you are close to being there. lol
Beth Moore Bible conferences
Women's Fall Bible Studies
Coming home and getting a hug from my dog. She stands up and puts her paws around my neck and her face in my chest. I have never seen a dog that loves like she does and its always when she is in the mood. ;) Otherwise, leave her alone. It makes me laugh.
I could go on forever but those are just a few simple pleasures in life that I enjoy.
Enjoy your Saturday!