The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~
Here are a few simple pleasures from my corner of the world…
:: a walk in the misty rain. colder than anticipated but delightful nonetheless. my daughter and the pup.
:: a chickpea salad (think tuna salad but with mashed chickpeas instead). sprouted grain bread, toasted. a pile of spinach. diced grape tomatoes. a twist of the pepper grinder. two days in a row.
:: the flowering trees. spring blossoms never get old.
:: tea, coffee, either one. just that hot mug to hold in the early minutes of a day.
:: yardwork with my family. I don’t ordinarily consider yardwork much of a pleasure. but there was something about this particular crisp afternoon, the sun shining brightly, collecting branches blown from the birch trees during winter storms. tossing them into the fire. cleaning and clearing as we went along. it was so satisfying. (my kids did not agree ;)
:: all four of us at the dinner table, lingering. sometimes silly, sometimes serious. but all four, that’s the thing.
:: the birds at the feeder. so earnest, so normal.
What about you?? What are some simple pleasures in your life right now? (I’d love to hear.)
sending a little love your way, m