I’ve been thinking about how much joy can come from the simple things in life. Things that pertain to family, nature, and just life in general. They usually aren’t expensive, but are worth so very, very much. I like to think of these as – and I solidly believe that they are – blessings from a loving Father, sent to delight us and, many times, to teach us about Himself.
Here are a few of the simple pleasures that I am enjoying in my life ~
~ Bedtime stories every night with my littles.
~ The changing of the seasons.
~ An afternoon on the front porch with a cool drink and my notebooks, drinking in the beauty of tall green trees, pretty flowers, and watching my little ones play.
~ Baking goodies for my family.
~ Conversations with my teenagers.
~ Beautiful pictures in magazines – cutting them out and decorating my journal with them.
~ Lighting a seasonal candle while I’m cooking or relaxing at night.
~ Hearing a sweet “I love you” from one of my kids.
~ Harvesting anything from the garden.
~ Stroking a kitty’s soft fur.
~ Sewing on a quilt and enjoying the beautiful fabrics.
~ Small town friendliness.
~ Fresh clean laundry.
~ Stopping by the Sno-cone stand on a hot summer day.
~ Seeing my husband pulling into the driveway.
~ A good book.
~ Popcorn with a late night movie.
~ Occasionally taking the slow, windey, country road rather than the highway.
~ Watching my children grow and learn.
~ Seeing the Lord working in my heart, growing me.
I begin to think that I could probably go on and on. Thank you, Lord, for all of your special gifts to us!
What simple pleasures are you enjoying?