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My morning coffee!
Where do you find joy in simple things?
Ha, the question answers itself.
Simple things are a joy.
Simple things: having a shower and then putting on clean pyjamas and get into bed with clean sheets.
It is wonderful to see how inspiring simple things can be and how much we all (on this site) appreciate them. It would make the world a happier place if everyone could take the time to do the same. For me, my favourite joy-bringing simple things are nature – the plants, wildlife, views and sounds; sitting out, as now, on a summer evening, listening to wonderful music; a hot bath; a thoughtful gesture of my husband; my cat……
I was feeling too ill and tired to write anything on here earlier today but I have come back to read everyone’s comments and there is a big smile on my face 😊 All of your comments have brought me joy today.
Today I enjoyed making yogurt using a conservation oven I made out of a shoebox. Seeing that it worked and then eating the yogurt brought me ridiculous joy.
Today I also enjoyed working on my laptop at the book shop, eating chocolate croissant and listening to beautiful music.
Wow that yoghurt machine sounds fascinating!
haha Cheryle! it’s so simple, if you like I can post a picture on the Lounge page. Thanks for the smile
A wagging tail.
I have found so much joy in birdwatching since covid came. I’m to the point of feeding hummingbirds from my hand, and they even rest on my finger at times. It is absolutely incredible and awe inspiring. I start and end my day with them.
That is amazing. I haven’t seen a humming bird since I lived in Nth America 25 years ago! To think they land on your hand that is so beautiful!
oh wow! Awe inspiring!
Lovely MHS, I want to try that
It makes me happy to see bees visiting my flowers. Seeing my friends. Greeting my husband in the morning. Looking at the trees outside my window. Breathing fresh air. So many things bring me joy.
So much; calling my beloved sister and share or just inform one another about daily stuff; sitting in the train and instead of flying, having the opportunity to traveling to visit my father for his 92nd birthday; arranging all the details for his birthday celebration together with my siblings; cleaning the house and declutter; cooking together with dear friends; just arriving soon where I have to change trains so I stop here with greetings to all of you 🙂
Dear Ose, I am happy for you, wishing your father and the family a lovely day
Nature. Whenever I’m out on a hike…. Or when I’m camping and the day slows down.. I take time cooking and reading.
Coffee….the first sip after making a fresh pot.
Oh my goodness., everywhere! All the time! Morning tea, the presence of my husband, yellow begonias on the patio, cry of gull. eagle, oyster catcher as I sit by the sea on a hand hewn bench, evening walk to see the sunset. swimming in the sea, the almost full moon, fresh fruit from local farms, homemade granola and so much more. Blessings all.
Feeding the birds and making sure they have water in the bird bath. Choosing flowering plants and watching them grow and bloom. Though it is much more challenging for me these days, I still love taking a walk, waving and greeting neighbors and strangers. Listening to music while I bake. Sharing what I bake with neighbors and family. I love to sing and to dance. Don’t do it as well as I used to but am thankful for the memories.
i find the joy whenever people are smiling with bottom of heart. specific when i know someone’s background and i know how much they had pain i find the joy to create their smiles and i really did that so many times. i find my self to make someone happy who’s in the pain. and really i got appriciate for it so many times thank you god.
Sunrises and sunsets. Similar to many responses, I love the peacefulness of my mornings. I actually notice the small things around me, like birds chirping and how fresh the air is. With sunsets, I love watching the sky change colors and temperature dip. It’s something about knowing the day is closing and I feel complete for that day.
I enjoy sunsets and the change in colors too. Your response also made me remember a song from Fiddler on The Roof, Sunrise Sunset. My grandparents had an 8 track tape and would play that when I was young, probably 10 yrs old. Thank you:)
This is my journal entry from yesterday, as I painted my kitchen ceiling, decluttered my home, cleaned my bathroom, put things away:
Today I am grateful for paint, a paint brush, and a roller. How wonderfully we can spruce things up and lift ourselves with a fresh coat of paint in a room!
Similarly, I am grateful for trash bags and trash pickup. Even though I try to reduce how much I throw away, I truly appreciate the ability to do so and to simplify my life. Again, it is a real pick me up to get rid of things by trashing, recycling, or donating items! (or selling).
Today I am grateful for a washing machine where I am washing my sheets today.
I’m grateful for a new kitchen sink that doesn’t leak and for dish soap and a biodegradable sponge!
I’m grateful for a broom and vacuum cleaner!
I’m grateful for a shower and bathtub, too, to get myself clean after all of this cleaning!
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