Friday, March 23, 2012

Life's Simple Pleasures

Let me celebrate the simple little things that can bring happiness:

1.  Walking on a beach at sunset.
2.  Chocolate pudding.

3.  A bubble bath.
4.  Going barefooted.

5.  Sleeping during a boring sermon or lecture.
6.  Taking off your bra.
7.  Making a goal from the free-throw line.

8.  Croissants.
9.  Hearing a canary sing.
10.  Seeing a red-headed woodpecker.

11.  Jambalaya.

12.  A nice latté.
13.  Watching a made-for-television movie without commercials.
14.  Having no crises on Friday afternoon.
15.  Being able to wear your swimsuit without cringing.

16.  A classical CD.
17.  Being in on a cold night with a good book.

18.  Being "checked out" by a guy although you're not special.
19.  A back rub by a friend.
20.  The smell of jasmine.

21.  The rare snowfall, if you're in the Deep South.

22.  Having no work to take home at the end of the day.
23.  That first cup of coffee in the morning.
24.  A hole in one in minature golf. 
25.  Eating an avacado.
26.  Waking up early and greeting the day by rolling over for an extra hour of sleep.

27.  Winning the daily double.

28.  A movie with Brad Pitt in it. 
29.  Growing a paperwhite narcissus in a pot during the winter.
30.  Playing that CD that you enjoyed, but haven't played for a long time.

31.  Understanding a subtle joke.
32.  Having a Tiffany lamp

33.  Dancing by yourself, uninhibitedly -- no critics.
34.  That feeling of exhiliration after you're run for two miles and you regain your breath.
35.  Going to a cosplay convention, and wearing a costume.

36.  Wearing beads on Mardi Gras day, even if you're not in New Orleans.
37.  Not answering the phone when your favorite program is on.
38.  Burning a candle at church just because it's done.
39.  Wearing nail polish in your favorite team's color, no matter how it doesn't really go with a smart look.
40.  A Gothic romance novel.

41.  The feel of a warm, sunny March day after a rainy, cold, and bleak February.
42.  Groundhog Day.  Both the day and the movie.
43.  Cilantro.
44.  Crocus blooming.
45.  Pride and Prejudice, again.


Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I, for one, will not criticize your dancing.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Extra sleep, no swimsuit anxiety,

Mike said...

I pick number 8.

Duckbutt said...

Sleeping late; which I didn't do because of the hail storm.

Bilbo said...

I vote for #'s 11 and 17. And I have a nice Tiffany lamp that's actually an Agnes lamp, because she made it for me. And only a boor would criticize someone else's dancing.

Banana Oil said...

Going barefoot? Can people really do that sort of thing?

Duckbutt said...

I MUST have my cup of coffee in the morning. It's more than a pleasure.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I'm glad to know that you can stop and smell the roses or portulacas.