It seems were always so busy that we don’t stop to appreciate the simple pleasures we encounter on our life’s journey. Here is a list of 50 such delights. They don’t cost a thing but make our lives much happier.
Simple Pleasures in Life: 1 through 10
Smiling at a stranger.
Finding money in a pocket or stashed away in your purse that you had forgotten about.
The taste of ice cream on a hot summer day.
The wind in your hair.
Your dog excitedly greeting you after a long day of work.
A big strong hug.
Feeling the sand in your toes.
Watching the clouds go by.
Lying in bed, listening to the rain softly fall.
A good hearty laugh.
Simple Pleasures in Life: 11 through 20
Clean, fresh linens on your bed.
Warm clothes straight out of the dryer.
Thinking about a friend you haven’t talked with in a while and then receiving a phone call or email from them.
The smell of fresh baked cookies just out of the oven.
Movie night at home with the family.
Watching a puppy make new discoveries.
Getting on the freeway to find there is absolutely no traffic.
Watching the sun set.
A first kiss.
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Simple Pleasures in Life: 21 through 30
A clean house.
A clean house knowing someone else cleaned it for you.
Spring flowers blooming.
Knowing you did the right thing, even if it was hard to do.
Touching the tiny fingers and toes of a newborn baby.
Relaxing in a hammock on a nice summer day.
Making smores with your friends.
Blowing bubbles with small children.
Watching a baby sleep.
Simple Pleasures in Life: 31 through 40
Taking the dog for a long walk.
Hot chocolate on a cold day.
Swinging on a swing.
Seeing a full moon and trying to show someone the Man in the Moon’s face.
The excitement of Christmas morning.
Singing in the shower.
Waking up from a good dream.
Finishing a project.
A good joke.
Reading a good book.
Simple Pleasures in Life: 41 through 50
The delight in a child’s eyes when they’ve accomplished something for the first time.
Hearing your favorite song.
Having a picnic … indoors.
Volunteering your time for a good cause.
Reading a book to a small child.
Jumping into a pile of freshly raked leaves.
A warm, cozy fire in the fireplace.
Listening to a good sermon.
Receiving a compliment.
My dog curled up at my feet sleeping while I type 50 Simple Pleasures.