Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Witnessing nature's beauty no matter the time of year, holding my husband's hand, getting bear hugs, finding something I have feverishly searched for, the touch of my cat Jolie's nose waking me up in the morning. These are some of the simple pleasures I fully intend to concentrate on and enjoy more from now on. Those, along with the scent and taste of my incredible morning coffee.
In addition, having a new recipe come out great, seeing hoof prints pressed into the winter snow and spotting a beautiful doe outside our bedroom window is pretty great.  Going to sleep and waking up with no pain is right there at the top of the list, too.  I love my cozy, warm bed.  It is a real blessing on these cold winter nights.
I love the sound of a hearty laugh.  You really can't beat a good joke and some people even think I'm funny.  Well, they think Jack is funny, too and he really can be.  A cat's purr is as delightful as my favorite songs.
A good book or movie is a real pleasure.  There is so much out there that is mediocre or just plain bad.  Finding a treasure is a mood elevator.  I rented Charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend" last week and enjoyed every minute of it.  Despite the fact that it took place in the 19th century, the setting, characters and story kept me interested until the very end--and it was a 2 disk set!
These are just a few of my simple pleasures.  What are yours?

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