“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all” -Laura Ingalls Wilder
Life seems to maintain a constant, rapid pace with routines and schedules ruling the day, so it is extremely refreshing to have and unexpected morning to catch up and spend a few extra moments doing things I usually don’t make time for: actually savoring my cup of coffee, reading newspaper articles and not just headlines, chatting with my mom on the phone, staying for the stretch after an exercise class…life’s simple pleasures.
These small luxuries have a major impact on my happiness. According to research, I’m not the only one. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project says that “It’s not life changes like a new house or a fancy car that make the most impact, but sometimes little things like the smell of an orange, that give the biggest boost.” And of course I can see this principle practiced all day by my Little Lovely as she finds magic in everything around her.
I started a list of my “happy moments” and will work on incorporating more of them into my regular schedule. What are yours?
Wishing you a lovely weekend filled with your favorite simple pleasures!