The Simple Things
It’s the simple things in life that I love! As I grow older with every year, I realize that the simple things are the only things that actually sustain me. We always have something to complain about in our minds. Five years ago I had mental dialog of what I did not like in my life and guess what, today I still do, although those things have changed. So in times when I notice the negative chatter, I like to remember all the simple things that make me smile. Here is my list of simple things, and this just scratches the surface.
creamy coffee in the morning when it’s still dark out
the soft warm lighting from my side table lamp
warm bread with melted butter
my favorite pink plush blanket with a good book
dinner in the crockpot
my daughter’s laughter (especially when being tickled)
my bare feet in the sand
listening to the ebb & flow of the ocean waves
the salty air on my skin
looking at my dirty feet from a day of walking around in the dirt
did I say bare feet?
reminiscing of days with my Grandparents
singing songs out loud that make me cry because of the powerful words
Dancing by myself in my room and shaking it “off”
a glass of red wine with flavorful cheese bites
Yoga and guided meditations from someone else
a foot rub from my hubby
getting lost on Pinterest in the quotes section
My list could go on and on. Because of the New Year, allow this to be a time where you think about the things that make you warm and fuzzy. Don’t get yourself up in a ruffle about the goals you need to set if you haven’t yet. Start the year off with the simple things you love and are grateful for!