Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Simple Pleasures to Bring in the New Year: 2016

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It's the new year already: 2016.
Happy New Year!

As the new year came in I started to wonder what, if anything, I could do to initiate in this next year 2016 here on my blog. I would love to have taken on the task/pleasure of making of list of exceptional books that I want to read this year. But in all honesty I don't have the brain cells to do a great deal of research right now. But if you want to post an excellent book in the comments, you are welcome!

Instead I started to think about how beautiful my life is. The reasons for all of this beauty are the simple things that come with having a family, good friends, and a peaceful household. Boring, maybe. But I've had enough stress, drama, and BS for three life times. So grab your nearest coffee or tea mug and join me for a look at the simple pleasure and a lifetime of peace and joy.

Please, add your simple pleasures in the comments.

  • The clip art on Pinterest with the most beautiful words in English and other languages.
  • Bohemian-style decor, so comfortable and accepting of a normal amount of clutter and dirt
  • When my child looks into my hand, stops me from walking by, and pulls me into their arms or into their moment
  •  Tidying up the junk drawer
  • When someone on Facebook links something really sweet to your profile
  • Large, fluffy snow flakes
  • Tea and lemon biscotti
  • Reading a random book and discovering that you've discovered poetic beauty on its pages
  • Conversations with deep meaning and belly laughs, tears and laughter
  • Brand new crayons
  • That moment when the words are so beautiful you have to close the book, close your eyes, and saturate yourself in them
  • Time lost in a book store
  • That moment when you find that someone you really like is secretly also an atheist
  • When they hit the high note
  • A perfectly brown grilled cheese sandwich
  • When the kids start opening up in the car as we drive and I get the gift of hearing their innermost thoughts
  • Crunchy leaves
  • Overhearing someone say something really nice about you to someone else
  • Walking in the quiet of a place that is usually bustling with people
  • The uniqueness of each and every sunset
  • That thing where when you do things for someone else, you feel better
  • Listening to the music that your parents loved
  • Writing with your favorite pen
  • Finding lost notes hidden in books
  • Crepuscular rays
  • A good report at the dentist
  • Having my friends' kids friend me on Facebook so that I can keep up with them. 
  • In that vein, removing drama by simply unfriending on Facebook
  • Whispery conversations at the end of the day
  • Super clean teeth after brushing
  • Deep cleaning, vacuuming corners and air ducts, dusting knick knacks and blinds, cleaning under the cushions
  • Driving with the windows down
  • Revisiting old personal CDs full of music
  • The smell of lilac
  • Making lunch plans with friends
  • Finishing the last load of laundry
  • Picking up a new book, flipping through the pages, reading the back and the front, sliding down on the couch, and tucking in
  • Getting a great bargain
  • Watching a new meme or piece of clip art get posted hundreds of times on Pinterest

Forgive all of the cleaning references,
I've been tidying up after the holidays.
And I'm a mom. 

Other posts you might enjoy:
We Came, We Saw, We Concurred
My First Recap of 2013
Not Just for the New Year

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