Last week Jacob received a birthday gift from a good friend of mine from the Netherlands. It came with a sweet handwritten note in the card, not just for my pumpkin, but also for me and Tim. I have always loved handwritten notes - the feel of the paper, the quirks of a friend’s handwriting, there is really nothing more personal and more meaningful. When I read the card, I immediately thought to myself, I want to write cards like this too! (Instead of the regular two or three-line birthday wish)
It was so touching and it made my smile, it really made my day.
It’s also what I refer to as simple pleasures and little joys that brings about a good day. Most of the time, they are not big things and don’t cost anything at all, but they are highly satisfying.
I want to know, what are your simple pleasures?
A few of mine are:
Waking up to a bright morning
Seeing my baby laugh
Getting ice cream with Tim
An ice-cold banana & spinach smoothie for breakfast
Adding chocolate chips into my cereal (all kinds of cereal)
White towels and bed linens
A room with a view
Chocolate croissants and cookies all-day
Diffusing my favourite oils
Having a nice long uninterrupted bath or shower
Catching the golden hour with Tim
Dancing and losing myself in a good song
Floating on the water
Getting a full body massage
Crispy french fries
What are yours? I’d really love to hear.