What are your simple joys in life?

Philippines
October 22, 2009 9:14pm CST
The simple things I do to make myself happy includes: 1. Eating ice cream and french fries. I used to dip fries to the vanilla ice cream (it taste like heaven!) 2. Dancing wild or playing volleyball under the rain with a friend. 3. I'm treating my 4-year old brother to his favorite candy shop and we're going to play arcade games. Whenever I see his smile, It feels like I'm the luckiest brother in the world! 4. I would massage my grandma and clean her cozy home. It's my way of reciprocating my love and my gratitude for her raising me up. WHAT ABOUT YOURS?
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• Canada
23 Oct 09
I like dancing to fun, unusual music when I'm all alone and no one can see me. It seems to be most fun if it's not the kind of music I usually listen to or sing to - for example, balkan music in compound time, or french-canadian call-and-response music. Another simple joy is just hanging out with my sisters - they 'get' me like no one else, and make me laugh. Finally: cuddling babies. I mean, really, who can resist the utter peacefulness of cuddling a little baby? (when they're quiet and happy, that is!) :)
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Yes indeed! I also love the smell of a baby's breath. It smells like an angel, right. Haha. I also prefer babies when they're quiet and happy.
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Oct 09
Hi Jabrica, The following are some of them simple joys, 1. Arriving home from work with a kiss and hug from my kids. 2. Looking out the window and clearing out my mind with all its baggages. 3. Texting my husband what he's doing and if he already had his lunch and hearing his comments about the food that i prepare--"it's yummy honey" 4. Sharing coffee and biscuits with my office mates 5. Giving myself a hand massage using my favorite brand of lotion. 6. Hearing my mom's voice telling me that she's fine. 7. Riding the bus and appreciating the traffic. 8. Saying a little prayer for those who are sick and in need of intercession. 9. Just sitting down and feet up the table--so relaxing! 10. Taking a nap while riding the bus. Lots and lots of things to be happy and thank god for. Simple joys but keep us believing that it's really worth living in this complex world.
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
Greetings Ms. Francisco! How I wish I am one of your office mates so that I could have a biscuit too. I'm also happy whenever I would receive a text from my mother that she's fine... I have also learned to appreciate the traffic, blessing in disguise perhaps. Haha. As I can see, you're a very good person. Thanks a lot.
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Oct 09
Why not? We can be office mates here in Myloy LOL. Everyday in my life there are so many little things that i thank God for because they really makes me happy. No worries, no stress just appreciate life including its complexities. Smile!
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Thinking about this makes me smile. 1.) Playing with my dogs 2.) cuddling with my boyfriend in the sofa, and just listening to some songs 3.) Playing chess or a game of cards against my boyfriend, we are both competitive, so letting the other win is not an option. lol. 4.) Sleeping in my own bed, with a heavy blanket while it's raining outside. 5.) Eating wendys hamburgers. ohhh. this makes me really happy. hehehe.
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
I love wendy's burgers, though they are somehow costly. Haha.
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
They are! Maybe that's why they taste so good. hahahaha. That's why I only eat there like once every 2 months, cause it makes a dent in my budget whenever I treat myself to some bacon mushroom melt.
@zhangfzoe (432)
• China
24 Oct 09
My simle joys in life: 1.do whatever without my mother's control. 2.reading books 3.travel 4 learning languages 5.pratice yoga
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
Yes, sometimes, it feels good to be independent. I mean, doing things on your won, without others controlling or commanding you on what to do. I also love to be multilingual... that's my one way of appreciating the culture and ethos of a particular place. Lastly, yoga rocks. I am planning to do bikram yoga anytime soon. Thanks.
• United States
23 Oct 09
"EATING!" (smile). Taking my dogs to the park to play, BBQ in the back yards with friends. Fishing at a quiet place listening to the waves of water hit the rocks. Hunting the winter months. Networking at Facebook with my friends.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Wow. I also love to eat. I mean, eating with full of love, that's something different... you know, when you get to appreciate evry bit of God's blessing. I also do same, I love dogs. We own a spits, a dalmatian, a retriever... to them the whole world is a big awesome smell, they are my happiness. My dream is to own a pug. As I can see, you're a very sport-inclined person. I miss the days when my dad and I would go fishing. I miss the good old days. More power to you. God bless.
@dknkyle (447)
• Singapore
3 Mar 11
I am a believer so I would say that one of my simple joy would be to spent time with the LORD and worship HIM. I simply love reading the bible and daily devotionals as well as listening to sermons and praise and worship songs because they strengthen me and makes me a better person of great values. I also love shopping when I have the extra cash to pamper myself. I would normally splurge on clothing, fashion accessories, fashion dolls and music CDs. Last but not least, I enjoy sleeping.......
@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 09
I like to hear a funny joke. I enjoy playing with my children and sharing some books with them. I like to take my dogs out for walks to the beach and the countryside. I find it lovely to borrow books from my local library. I enjoy looking at my crystals and holding them in my hands. I love going on to the Internet on my laptop. I find it relaxing to take a warm to hot bath. I enjoy meeting up with friends. All these are my simple pleasures in my life.
@wladnsf (28)
• China
24 Oct 09
1.Have a walk with my girlfriend after our supper 2.Have a drink with my friends 3.Read some novels alone at night
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
23 Oct 09
hmm one of my simple things is grabbing a good book and soaking in a nice hot bubble bath. Um seeing a smile on the man i care about. seeing my cat poke her head out from under my bed or trying to stick her head in the food bag. going to the movies with my older brother.
• United States
23 Oct 09
going to the beach or somewhere fun vaction or retreat or something like that friends or families weddings or family renunions
@SallyAnna (143)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I enjoy sewing,shopping, chocolate and the company of my loved ones. A warm sunny day the birds singing and the squirrels chattering.
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
23 Oct 09
The thing in life that makes me the happiest are when my children simply say, I love you, Mommy. If it weren't for the two of them then it would be: I have a wonderful spouse who is supportive of every decision that I make. Chocolate. Iced Coffee. The great relationship that I have with my own mother.
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
my simple joys are: 1. eating my comfort foods - seafood pasta,chocolate cake, and cheesecake.yum! 2. laughing out loud 3. hanging out with great friends 4. looking at my vision board 5. seeing my family happy
@hsofyan (3447)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
23 Oct 09
1. Playing music and singing. 2. Gathered and joking with family. 3. Meet a friend or relative, and do a benefit to them.