Sometimes the best things in life may be the simplest but the feeling of joy they create are unmatched. These are Life's Little Pleasures, which we often overlook. Instead of focusing our energy on achieving something bigger and better, let's take the time to appreciate the little things that make us smile everyday.
There's Nothing Quite Like....
*That first sumptuous sip of coffee in the morning
*The smell of freshly baked bread
*Ice Cream on a scorching hot day
*And hot chocolate (with mini marshmallows) in front of a fireplace on a cold one
*Sitting on a swing with the wind in your hair
*Finishing a good book
*The feeling you get after doing a good, charitable deed
*Finding that perfect shade of lipstick
*Giving someone a gift you knew they really wanted
*Finding a parking space closest to the entrance...on your first try
*Receiving a bunch of flowers when you least expect it
*Vanilla scented candles
*A hug when you really need one
*Trying something new and discovering that you really like it
*Family weekends and home cooked meals
*Girl's nights out
*Ordering your cappuccino with cream, not foam...just this one time
*Spending time with your pets, or if you have a cat - serving him or her ;)
*The adorable and very funny things that kids, nieces, nephews or little cousins say
*The Pantene perfect way your hair looks after having a great salon cut and style
*Cracking the top off a creme brûlée (a la Amelie)
*Trying on a pair of jeans in the change room...and realizing you need a smaller size.
*Rainbows after rainstorms
*The feeling of relief when you've learnt you've passed an exam
*The anticipation of watching the first episode of the new season of your favourite tv series. On my list is Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Revenge and Once Upon a Time.
*Receiving a thoughtful letter in the post (and not an email) from a long lost friend
*The scent of an uplifting fragrance - mine would be Davidoff Cool Waters
*Staying up to watch a sunrise
*The romance of a beautiful sunset over the ocean
*Finding something you thought you had lost
*Hearing your favorite song on the radio while you're stuck in traffic
*Going to pay for something at the counter and discovering it's on sale
*Reading an inspiring blog post
*Eating something sinfully delicious...without the calorie-ridden guilt
*Trying on a Cinderella worthy pair of heels...and it perfectly fits
*Receiving a great compliment and graciously accepting it
What are some of your life's little pleasures, I would love to hear it.