Do little things make you happy?

@Naylani (111)
United States
January 6, 2011 10:12pm CST
I love late at night, while the baby is asleep. That is usually the only time I get any peace without any interruptions from the baby. I make myself a cup of tea or a snack, and read or listen to music. That is one of several small moments in life that just bring happiness to my heart. what about you mylot? Are there those little moments in life that make you happy? Let me know.
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@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
Hi there , Naylani. Ah, see ,you are a Mum, huh. Welcome to the joyful world of motherhood. Having to take care of a baby is really a tough thing to do.I am also a mother of a 9 month old girl. And yes, I find reasons to enjoy those little things that I haven't before. Let me share to you a friend's post on my FB wall about those little things that we Mums learn to enjoy. To all the UNSELFISH MOMS out there who traded eyeliner for dark circles, salon haircuts for ponytails, long showers for quick showers, late nights for early mornings, designer bags for diaper bags & WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING. But most of all the smiles and hugs and I love yous from my children are the simple gifts of life that I enjoy the most.
• India
7 Jan 11
very well said, i must say. i'm also a mom to a three year old girl and believe me, preschool kids may get on your nerves sometimes. but motherhood comes with a package. so you have to enjoy everything your child does. i'm yet to adjust to this phase of the baby questions, and tantrums not to mention things she'l learn from other kids her age. but all that is forgotten when once my baby calls me lovingly and immerses me with her kisses and hugs so tight and warm. i love this feeling very much. i kind of forget everything for a while. Women are basically wired this way for being selfless and being happy because your loved one is happy. its a pleasure to have met another selfless mom at mylot today. bye
• India
7 Jan 11
I think it's the big things that make us happy the most. But I also know that, it's the little things that KEEP us happy. Happiness is the only fuel to our life. We need it to work around. We need it to oil the fine bonds of our relationships. Without happiness nothing ever goes right. But big things don't happen everyday. So to be forever happy, we need to learn to take pleasure from the little things. I take pleasure in little things, which other people may consider insignificant or even ridiculous. I love reading. I frequently search books online. When I find a good book that I have been looking for some time, I become delighted. This is a sudden spurt of happiness. It suddenly feels like I have been a treasure hunter, and I just discovered something that will make me a millionaire. Like you, I also love to listen to music. I like to listen to news of hope and humanity. I love it when people show kindness to each other. I love to eat. I recently gave up smoking, and this state of my being a non-smoker makes me happy. There are so many little things in this world, like the contents of a collage, that can make you happy, always.
• India
7 Jan 11
oh great that you could overcome your smoking.. i feel very happy by just visiting a temple or any place of worship, or even having a heartful chat with an acqauintance.. it has been long time since i had spoken to my friends or acquaintances though. life kind of sets new rules as you progress from one phase to another. half of time goes away in getting adjusted to this and once i'm set with a routine to spare some time for my little pleasure indulgences, there is change of circumstances again. i learnt only one lesson, you have to live each day as it comes and deal it differently. i have had my share of problems to manage change.. but now i'm a little accustomed to its ways. still every now and then i have to cope with life's drastic changes.
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
8 Jan 11
same here.. i even stop for a moment whenever i hear a serene. i seldom hear it around here. i love havin a cup of coffee before work, it's always a good start with a music on and few minutes of cuddling with my pillow, i love watchin the rain.. i love listening to my neice and nephew sing over the phone with unrecognized lyrics, i sometimes do things that i dont like and it makes me smile 'cause i can do it.
@SIMPLYD (83124)
• Philippines
8 Jan 11
Simple things make me happy. Ever since i simplified my needs and wants even small things only can make me happy. Seeing my daughter and husband laugh and smile already makes me so happy. I can say that i am already that simple , a far cry from my life before.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
7 Jan 11
I can always find my happiness in the little things of life. they can be the greatest joys that we can find. Happiness doesn't have to come from big things only.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
yes definitely. seeing the smile on my parents, brother and husband's face makes me really happy, eating the food that i crave for the moment makes me happy as well...haha and many other little things, like watching my favorite shows in tv. lol!
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
A hug and a kiss from my son. Flowers from my husband. Not waking up early in the morning and just snuggle in bed. Chocolates and ice cream. These are my life's simple pleasures.
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
yes.. i believe little things can make really happy like a little kid.. when i am sad and down just let me eat good food and the sadness goes away and i feel really happy already..
@louievill (19682)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
Yes little things make me happy too, I love it when they are asleep and I would lay beside them and smell their little heads especially when they were younger, it gives me time to thank the lord that we are all safe in the house with my family and pray to continuosly keep as safe together for the rest of the night
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
7 Jan 11
I also love little things. My life is kind of hectic that once in a while I chance upon little things that bring me joy. I also like it when the kids are all asleep. I would go down to the kitchen and get myself a chocolate. Or I would watch the late night shows and just enjoy the jokes. Or I could get out of the office for lunch and just walk around the mall. These are some of the little things that make me happy.