Small Pleasures

I pull this article from Yahoo! The original article is titled:

101 small pleasures you can enjoy every day

I pulled out a few that I didn't like (ie: a great cup of coffee) and turned it into:

90 small pleasures to enjoy every day
  1. coloring
  2. crisp cotton sheets
  3. soft skin
  4. old family recipes
  5. the first daffodils of spring
  6. sleeping in
  7. an exercise endorphin high
  8. a genuine compliment
  9. the way babies smell
  10. a handwritten letter
  11. waking up in a good mood...for no real reason
  12. singing in the shower
  13. finding a couple forgotten dollars in your pocket
  14. doing something nice for your neighbor
  15. a home cooked meal
  16. laughing
  17. movie theater popcorn
  18. playing hookey
  19. a bubble bath
  20. swimming
  21. an afternoon nap
  22. street musicians
  23. your favorite song
  24. saying thank you
  25. helping someone in need
  26. old fashioned photo booths
  27. fresh whipped cream
  28. inspiring blogs
  29. rainy afternoons
  30. the funny things kids say
  31. a novel you can get lost in
  32. finding the perfect piece of clothing...on sale
  33. clean laundry
  34. the wind in your hair
  35. treating the person behind you at the drive-thru
  36. sharing an umbrella
  37. the smell of lavender
  38. a long walk that clears your head
  39. a bear hug
  40. The Beatles
  41. smiling at a stranger
  42. butterflies
  43. staying in your pj's all day
  44. singing along to the radio and knowing all the words
  45. fresh herbs
  46. ordering in pizza
  47. happy endings...even if they're fictional
  48. flying a kite
  49. puppies
  50. root beer floats
  51. holding open the door...
  52. ...or having someone hold the door for you
  53. fountain soda
  54. white, fluffy towels
  55. sunshine
  56. spending an afternoon at a museum
  57. really great advice
  58. green lights all the way home
  59. the sound of rain hitting the windows
  60. sitting in a booth
  61. holding hands
  62. a great hair day with no effort
  63. building a fort
  64. when someone falls asleep with their head on your shoulder
  65. fireflies
  66. geraniums on a windowsill
  67. slow dancing
  68. the smell of fresh-baked bread
  69. cheesy, uplifting musicals
  70. great stories
  71. love letters
  72. old friends...
  73. ...new friends
  74. a pull-through parking space
  75. a baguette -- crisp on the outside, airy on the inside
  76. sitting at the counter at an old-fashioned diner
  77. using your favorite dishes
  78. reading your child a bedtime story
  79. Girl Scout Cookies
  80. flossing
  81. kissing someone you love
  82. hot chocolate
  83. jumping in puddles
  84. old photographs
  85. a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar
  86. your softest t-shirt
  87. a new magazine in the mail
  88. fireplaces
  89. having exact change
  90. bacon and eggs cooking on Saturday morning
Speaking of funny things that kids say, I teach the 6 year olds in primary and last Sunday I was teaching about missionaries. And I asked the kids what missionaries do, and one kid raised his hand and said they eat food. Hah. They must have the missionaries over for dinner a lot. Then later I asked what you can do to prepare to go on a mission. And a different child said you can try a lot of different kinds of food. Oh man. Then later as I was telling Mike about this, I said "You'll never guess what the kids said." And Mike said, "Eat food." Hah. Oh man. Funny day.

1 comment :

  1. Okay, Number 35? I have never even thought about this! What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for posting this. It's so uplifting to read about so many of the little wonderful things in life. It just made me so happy..and oddly enough, made me crave movie theatre popcorn :)

    Cute story about your primary class! Don't you just love when kids make a totally random connection to things. It really shows you how clearly and un-biased they see things! I bet you are a wonderful teacher and surely they just love you!

    PS it was so wonderful seeing you. Sometimes I just crave seeing an old friend and you have always been such a kind and happy person that it was just uplifting seeing you! Hope to see you when you're back in Utah!