Appreciating Life's simple pleasures...

@inkyuboz (1366)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
March 28, 2009 6:51pm CST
What are the small things in life that makes you happy? I have a list of the things which make me love life for what it is (and become less of a cynic for a day he he). Here are some of the stuff that makes me love life: - The smell of freshly baked bread in the morning. - The sight of the sun rising. - The happy chatter of children (and not the incessant wailing of brats) - The good people around me who help those people in need - The sight of the sun setting... * sigh * Those are just some of the things that I consider as life's simple pleasures. How about you? What are the simple things that can make you happy?
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7 responses
29 Mar 09
The feeling you get after you did a long run - priceless Falling asleep in the haven of a warm bed on a cold night
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@inkyuboz (1366)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
29 Mar 09
Nice answer! Yeah, I feel great whenever I finish a marathon. I finished one late last year... I consider it as one of the best moments of my life.
@playapal (894)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Waking up in the morning and laying there for a few minutes thankful that I am where I am with who I am with, watching the sun start peeping through the windows. My dogs happy faces and their prancing around as I get out of bed. Walking along the beach and picking up shells as the dogs run around in front of me. The smell of fresh coffee brewing, my grown kids calling me to tell me that they love me. My friends when we have a chance to get together and talk. The smell of brownies in the oven. The local family that has adopted my husband and myself even though we speak their language very badly. Life is so full of small pleasures, way too many to list, what is important is that we take time to appreciate them and treasure them, life can be short and we need to cherish every moment we have! Thanks for starting such a nice discussion that reminds us of how lucky we really are
@inkyuboz (1366)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
29 Mar 09
And thank YOU for sharing your thoughts on the topic. It really is a cheerful read and for a pessimist like me, it's nice to read something happy every once in a while.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Hey inkyuboz! There are lots of life's simple pleasures that make me happy! I love to see the sun shining or even the rain coming down on a nice summer's day so that the grass will be greener and smell really nice when the rain stops! I love to see my cats greet me and play with me and run to sit on my lap and talk to me because they love me so much and I love them more than anything! I love to take a walk and see the flowers blooming and the trees all covered with leaves on a nice summer's day! I just like knowing that I wake up ever day to something new and wonderful because I am alive!
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@inkyuboz (1366)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
29 Mar 09
Life is so much nicer when you appreciate the "little things", doesn't it? Thanks for sharing your views on this topic, Opal. I think I'll read some of the posts here when I feel down-trodden, just so I'll remember that life is worth living...
@cher913 (25862)
• Canada
29 Mar 09
the first flowers of spring - seeing crocuses, seeing a robin in early spring, crunchy fall leaves, a hug from my kids, my hubby and my mom. chocolate cake that my mom makes (its the best!) oh and hot pie from the oven served with butterscotch ice cream.
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@inkyuboz (1366)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
29 Mar 09
I wish I can taste that pie with the butterscotch ice cream. It sounds really yummy.
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
29 Mar 09
Hi, #Seeing my wife's smiling fresh face,just getting up from bed. #My son says 'good morning'from his bed! #Saturdays,when we take heavy breakfast, together. #Monthend movie going with family! #Enjoy classic songs with my wife. #Yearly once short holiday trip ,with them. #A small gift carrying money-cannoy-buy 'smile'. The List will continue...b'cz those may be SMALL,but of GREAT VALUE to me/us! =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
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• Philippines
29 Mar 09
Simple things matters a lot. It hits the deeper meaning of life. As long as someone in there cares for me. My heart beats faster and faster. Specially from the person i truely love. another is have a great sunny challenging day. help needy people in the community. the soft voice of my children calling me, also is one that makes me happy.
• China
29 Mar 09
Indeed, it is life's simple pleasures make people happy most of the time. So we just need to take notice of the trivial pleasures in our life to appreciate the beauty and charm of life. I always hear some people around me complain that life is too boring and dull. That's because they don't know how to appreciate those simple pleasures happening around themselves, such as having a nice chat with friends, or just making a phone call to the person they miss or love.