life's simple pleasures...
Sometimes you've just got to love taking in the little things in life. You know what I mean- the simple stuff that puts a smile on your face.
These things are easy to miss if you're running around with your head stuck somewhere it shouldn't be, too 'busy' to pay heed to the things that really matter...
Things like (for me, anyway) the simple joy of spending an evening talking to a good friend- no cell phones or computers, no complicated plans- just copious amounts of coffee (or beer), a kitchen table, and good conversation... the way it feels to put newly clean pajamas on your freshly showered body and crawl into a bed made with newly clean sheets... the smell of rain on a breeze blowing through your open window... listening to that song- one of your favorites from days gone by- that you haven't heard in YEARS playing on the radio... watching somebody learn (actually seeing the light brighten in their eyes as understanding dawns)... the sight of a bouquet of your favorite flowers on your kitchen table... a long, hot shower after a long day... watching people go about their days... waking up to the aroma of someone who loves you cooking breakfast for you... getting an email from a long lost friend.
My current favorite is quietly watching the sunrise from my little balcony whilst sipping on a hot cup of coffee, huddled in a warm sweater and slippers. Morning meditation, really. Glorious.
What's your favorite "little thing"?