Flowers. I just love flowers, specially roses. Even pictures of flowers make me happy. I love going around my neighbourhood in the summer and taking pictures of flower gardens. All flowers are beautiful to me.. flowers certainly bring me joy.
I enjoy sitting on the porch and watching the squirrels scamper around the yard. We have many wild birds, rabbits and other wildlife to entertain us, except the bird that starts squawking at 4 AM every day. I don't know why he finds my yard more interesting than my neighbors.
lots of little pleasures, Ben & Jerry's double chocolate brownie ice cream, a nice full glass of cabernet, hearing babies laugh and seeing them smile, looking up to see a crane fly over or hearing a sea gull in the grocery store parking lot, Friday's at 5, and now my greatest 'little pleasure' is my very first granddaughter, Clara. She is 3 days old in this photo. She is now 3 weeks old.
My grandchildren bring me the best joy of my life. I love being with them talking and playing with them. I was walking my 4 year old into nursery school and she tug on my hand and said Grandma I love you. This just melts my heart.
When I get off work and my dog greets me at the door. Everyday, she is happy to see me like it's the first time and gives me a hug. She stands on her hind legs and wraps her front paws around my waist. I love that!
my grandkids that first cup of coffee every morning snuggling with hubby snuggling with my 2 giant doggies reading a great book writing something for pleasure instead of for money watching the sunrise fishing!! cooking for friends/family finding an old classic movie on TV a good nap going out to dinner with friends getting a new Yankee candle (I'm addicted)
The sight of my son's face as his little preschool bus arrives home Apple cider and pumpkin donuts The first snowflakes in fall The first day in spring when the windows can be opened Paper chains counting down to Christmas A crackling fire in the fireplace Fireflies in June A great, new book to read Blue jays and cardinals Candles at Christmastime
The list just goes on and on. But then, I am easily amused!
I hear ya there Nia, my husband thinks im obsessed with clean sheets but hey just feel so good when i can have a nice soak in the tub and then crawl into bed with crisp clean sheets. I sleep like a baby.
One the things the make me feel full of Joy is being able to wake up everyday and see my sick dad, alive knowing that he is surviving one day after another with Myasthenia Gravis... and knowing that I have his support and my mom and brother support. God Bless my family and all the families in the world.
Every nice thing,for example, if i feel sad one day,but there is a nice baby smile to me, i will feel happy soon,or i saw a beautiful flower ,a strange grass,beautiful people,i always will feel life is so cool,hah... If i spend a lot of time doing a work,finally,I succeed ,or i got a highly speak ,i am so happy.
I've finally gotten to that place in life where I just don't sweat the dumb stuff anymore. So, any time I can go to the market and there's peace in the parking lot, Mommy's are not giving their beautiful little babies smack downs through clenched teeth - for asking for candy, and I can get into the express line behind people who actually pay attention to the signs and have 12 items or less, well, that's a little slice of sunshine on an Oreo.
Good post, it's good to stop and think about this...even thinking about what brings you joy, brings you joy! Laughing that brings me joy. Having Sunday lunch with my family. Dancing, running, jumping Reading a good book you don't want to put down Communicating brings me joy, as does the moments when you get to gather yourself alone. Fresh days with blue skies and sunshine...that brings me rosy joy! ooh I could go on forever, but I will stop there!
One of the things that I like is when you have got up in the morning, but then whatever it is that you had got up early for is not happening for whatever reason, so you go back to bed. That feeling when you get back under the covers always brings a smile to my face.
I love playing with my little dog and the cute things he does. I also enjoy the times spent with my son. And the first day of warm sunshine, after a cold winter, feels so darn good. And then, of course there is always dark chocolate!