Simple Pleasures

Life can get crazy. Our To Do lists are too long and our stress levels are too high. For me, life is difficult right now. I have a lot of unanswered questions and there are a lot of things I’d like to see happen in my life. Sometimes, I can get caught up in the stress, frustration, and uncertainty I feel about the future.

Then I bring myself back to the present moment. All I have is right now. I can’t control the future. There is no sense in getting worked up about it. All I can do is make my best effort to enjoy right now.

For the minimalist, pleasures abound. I don’t need an elaborate scheme and a whole bunch of stuff to enjoy the moment. Today, I’d like to share a few of life’s simple pleasures that you can experience right now:


  • A steaming cup of good tea
  • Perfume
  • A good dinner
  • A hot shower
  • Writing in a journal
  • A nice walk outside
  • A long nap
  • Reading a good book
  • Talking with a good friend
  • Reading your favorite blog
  • A cool drink (Especially if that drink is a margarita)
  • Time with family
  • Holding a baby
  • Listening to your favorite artist
  • Learning something new
  • Polishing your fingernails
  • Going to bed early
  • Making a fruit smoothie
  • Doing yoga


There are a thousand ways to enjoy the moment. Many are free and don’t require anything special. When I focus my time on doing what I can to enjoy my life right now, it makes a huge difference. My mood is better. I am more productive. I am more hopeful.

These are some of the things I turn to when I need a pick-me-up. What are your favorite simple pleasures?



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