What are the little things in life that you enjoy?

United States
October 13, 2009 11:59pm CST
There are things in life that are obviously enjoyable, but also come few and far between, such as pay raises/job promotions, seeing a loved family member or friend after a long absence, the feeling of accomplishment, etc. For those of us who truly love life, though, one of the ways we can do so is by enjoying the little things that happen much more often or even everyday. What are yours? Here are a few of mine: -Waking up and feeling the warmth of my husband next to me. It never ceases to be magical for me. -The love and admiration I feel from my cats (and husband, haha!) on a daily basis. I feel truly welcomed and loved each day. -Inside jokes that my husband and I share together. They are so silly and at times childish but they brighten each day with a shared humor. -The beauty of my home and the knowledge that I decorated it and that I am responsible for caring for it. Not too long ago I lived with my parents before I married my husband, and I never got to paint walls or change the flooring of my bedroom. When we bought our house, I had numerous rooms to fix up and I adore each one of them now. -The little things my husband does without me telling him. Dishes, making coffee and setting my mug in front of me before I even knew coffee was brewing, pulling me into a hug for "no" reason, etc. -My hobbies...videogaming, writing, drawing, decorating, doing jigsaw puzzles...it keeps life interesting which is a beautiful thing! -The weather...sunshine warms me and keeps me bright and happy. Rain is calming and keeps you cozy inside the house, and is just one reason to make coffee and cuddle. Storms are absolutely breathtaking in beauty. No matter the weather, I find beauty in it all. What are some little things in life that never grow old to you?
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
14 Oct 09
I like to watch my child while she is asleep or while she is playing. I love her so much and I would not change that feeling for anything in the world. I love early mornings and watching the sun come up along with my first cup of coffee. I love it when my cats jump on my lap or curl up right next to me on my bed. I love walking my crazy dog. I love a good book or a good film… There are so many small things in every day life that can bring so much joy and pleasure to our lives, the trick is not to miss them!
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• United States
14 Oct 09
I couldn't agree more! Too many people do miss them and focus on what isn't going right. A sunrise with a cup of coffee is nearly unbeatable. (If I'm ever up that early, that is!) Grabbing a book, getting cozy, and having the time to just get indulged in another world is fascinating. Thanks for responding!
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
15 Oct 09
You're welcome!
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@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
14 Oct 09
You have a long list of little things that make you happy. Mine are a lot less and no less joyful. The pea soup I make, when other epople smile at me, when somebody says forget it over a bad deal, when I wake up cold in the morning, coffee very late at night when all the lights are out, rainy days, prayer, girls I love to see, what else ? All the endless characters I meet on the net and everywhere.
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• United States
14 Oct 09
The thing that you said that I truly agree with is the people you meet online or in public. Just seeing the differences in people and interacting with them, whether they are strangers when I'm out grocery shopping or people on myLot, is enjoyable for me as well. You can learn so much from people...and rude people pass that opportunity by. Thanks for responding.
@mikeysmom (2094)
• United States
14 Oct 09
i enjoy cool autumn days and seeing the leaves change to beautiful colors, i enjoy the holidays like halloween with my son and thanksgiving with family and christmas, i enjoy a relaxing hot shower and downtime when i can get it which is rare, i enjoy chatting with my good female friends and sharing life experiences with them but most of all i enjoy being with my son and teaching him about life and just loving him.
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• United States
14 Oct 09
Autumn is stunning...although I love all seasons, autumn is my favorite if only for the colors. If people don't take Thanksgiving for granted, they can actually enjoy it and learn from it. Keep enjoying raising your son...so many people have kids and could care less. Good luck with everything!
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
I love to: 1. Play either as a guitarist, bassist or drummer in a band 2. Work as a nurse in the institution I am currently affiliated with 3. Surf the net and post some comments and blogs and social profiles etc. 4. Travel anywhere my itchy feet can reach 5. Have a drink with my friends and colleagues 6. Have an intimate time with my girlfriend and my family 7. Dream high and reach for them one step at a time.
• United States
14 Oct 09
You are the first to mention work! It's nothing short of beautiful when you can enjoy what you do for a living. Even if one doesn't enjoy it, they can appreciate having a job rather than being homeless, working somewhere else for less pay, etc. I bet you make a good nurse since you enjoy it. Keep it up!
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
Here are some of mine:1. Going to school, I am fortunate for I am able to go to school. 2. Goes home safely. 3. Be able to make any of my assignments. 4. Having some conversation with my friends and often telling jokes to them. 5. And for a having a very special person in my life.!!:) and a lot more....
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• United States
14 Oct 09
You know, you must be a really grateful person. Instead of complaining about assignments, the cost of tuition, the length of the commute, etc, you're just glad you can go. The world needs more people like that. Keep finding the best in little things...you will not be disappointed later on.
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@joygracia (1333)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
Its when I hang out with my mother and have a lot of chitchats with her. I totally enjoy her company coz she`s really a joker. She`s kinda cool and all that. Another thing is when I sing and together play with my guitar. I miss performing and stuff. Never really get to do all that nowadays coz totally busy working to have money but once in a while I practice and its just totally makes my day really happy.
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• United States
14 Oct 09
No one had mentioned music in general yet, but I'm glad you mentioned your guitar. Music definitely can calm or brighten a mood, and though simple, is something to look forward to each day, whether you perform or just listen to others do so. Being around super happy and joking people never grows old with me. I'm glad your mother is one of those people...that has to be a lot of fun!
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@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
Here are a few of mine: 1. Going home early allowing me to walk leisurely at the park near our home. 2. Being able to sleep well. 3. Pleasant dreams. 4. A bowl or two of hot creamy corn on a rainy day. 5. A cup of hot choco 6. A good movie 7. Best of all being able to realize everyday that I am blessed and lucky
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• United States
14 Oct 09
I must agree with number 7; being grateful for life itself each and every day sure puts a brighter light on things! Now, thanks to you, I have to go to the grocery store and get me some creamed corn. I haven't had that in years!
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@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
Anything that has associated with my family is a source of happiness and enjoyment to me. Attending to my children school plays or simply just buying the groceries altogether brings me so much joy. Even eating our dinner altogether with all those happy talks and conversations we shared. Cooking our favorite snacks or charing that last piece of pizza, is very fun.
• United States
14 Oct 09
You know, I have never known someone besides me who finds grocery shopping enjoyable! It's something so simple, but most people find it a chore. I find it exciting...almost like an adventure to take my husband on, as ridiculous as it sounds! But like you said, you can then take those groceries and turn them into enjoyable dinner experiences...that's a double plus! It's nice to see someone else enjoying what others dub annoyances. Keep it up!
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@shajerrl (311)
• China
14 Oct 09
For me, let me think, maybe job promotion should be the most enjoyable things,lol, this can promote my salary and we have more money to repay my house loan. but actually, I would like to share more funs with my friend, having a small party to discuss all our thoughts about our career, our future, our baby,etc...thanks
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• United States
14 Oct 09
Many people wish for a job promotion! Of course, money doesn't bring true happiness but at least it could bring you some relief. Gathering with people and just discussing life in general is something I also enjoy. Keep working for that promotion.
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• China
14 Oct 09
Many things are enjoyable,such as having a dinner with friends,playing basketball with my family,etc..Yesterday moring,my young baby started to learn speaking,that is enjoyable and amazing.
• United States
14 Oct 09
That is definitely one I share with you: gathering with people you love and eating! Dinner is always enjoyable...and is something you do often. And your baby starting to speak is something that only happens once in their lifetime...that's something to be excited about! Thanks for responding!
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@Catwife (54)
• China
14 Oct 09
In life,there are a lot of things for ue to cherish and memories!I generally prefer to dinner with friends!Or chat with a few to be a good girl!Feel very relaxed,as well as with the family for dinner!It was pieces of a very happy thing! Holding my dog,look at her lying in my arms gentle!
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• India
14 Oct 09
The smallest thing you experience in life are mostly the best ones. Take your schooling days. They are heaven. Trying to fool the teachers being a prankster and all the fights we had in school all will be the most memorable things. Most of us think this is hell like getting scoldings from teacher, but once we get out of school things seem to be funny.. Other things which makes us enjoy life are our friends. hey are always ready to lend their shoulders for us to lie on during miserable times it just makes us very happy very comfortable.. words cant describe it. These thing can never be understood unless one experiences it.
@EARLZHAN (938)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
I enjoy every little good things in my life from sleeping to waking up. Drinking coffee while watching the bright sunrise in the morning. Playing with my nephews and nieces, Eating and chatting with my family. Spending good memories with the one I love and my love ones and many more. Life is full of very simple things that can make us happy on its own little ways. Life is short so we have to enjoy and appreciate every moments.
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@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
14 Oct 09
Dear friend, I could like to share many as you did. But I would like the the the good time in my life may not go away. I just like mental peace and happiness and more I get it when I be with my 3 year daughter which I could rarely get as it depends upon the court order to even see my child.
• China
14 Oct 09
what you want is the thing that most people want.A 3 three year old baby is lovely and active,the action of the little baby can make you happy even though you meet difficult things.
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• United States
14 Oct 09
I truly hope you get to see her! Even if she doesn't live with you and you can only see her sometimes...at least those times will be special and enjoyable. Good luck with everything, and keep your hopes higher than the sky.
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@suchi60 (913)
• India
14 Oct 09
Hi Lovinglife, There are quite a few things that I really like doing in life like surfing, skiing, fishing and hunting, but what I like doing most is going out into the countryside, far away from civilization. The tension with everyday life is so emotional that I could run away and get lost for etenity.
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• United States
14 Oct 09
Solitude is one of the best feelings in the world...going off to a place where it's hard to remember people exist just miles from you is an amazing experience. I hope you can do it often. And whatever is bothering you in your everyday life...I hope it lessens and lets you breathe. Best of luck.
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• Philippines
15 Oct 09
hi. One thing that I enjoy in life is to take a deep breath during the sunrise at the middle of the ricefield. It is so pleasurable to fill my lungs with the fresh scent of the golden ricefield. Though our place is being slowly becoming urban and the agricultural lands are converted to commercial lots, I can never forget and notice that scent. Most people in our place don't recognize that odor already but whenever the reaping season comes, my nostrils never failed to catch that odor even at the height of colds. However, this year, I couldn't smell it. I am from the Philippines and you know very well that it was ravished by successive super typhoons and millions of crops were destroyed. But I have hope that the smell of the fresh rice grains will be there again next year for I believe that my country will overcome this plight by the grace of God. Good day.
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@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Oh there are plenty of little things in life that enjoy. I really enjoy listening to music while reading, listening to music through stereo head phones so you can hear every part of the song, taking a shower with music on, thinking, meditating, closing my eyes, clairvoyance, clairaudience, relationships, experiences, and much, much, more.
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@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
15 Oct 09
I enjoy the simple things in life. Being able to wake up and breathe a whiff of fresh air, hearing the birds chirping, being able to go out and spend time with my family or friends at the respective times and also having my own 'me' time. Money and materialistic needs are non-importance to me, because I have seen it in my eyes destroying people and changing their perspectives. In my life, this is.. personal feel. Good topic here. I think I'm like you too; enjoying the little magics in life that we can appreciate while we are still in this Earth. Good topic:-
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@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
Ooh, so many little things make me happy: lazy afternoons when I can stay in bed and read (preferably with a yummy snack), long conversations with friends, tea parties with my daughter and her dolls, long walks with interesting finds, thrift store treasures, etc. I can go on and on. Such pleasure in little things really. :)
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• Jordan
14 Oct 09
well usually when i get home from work i take off all of my clothes with the expetion of my undies
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