What little pleasures bring you joy?

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  1. NiaG profile image84
    NiaGposted 11 years ago

    Chocolate? Seeing the smile on your children's faces? Or perhaps writing. What gets you the next second?

    Sorry for those that already answered early. I had to move it to a forum. I never know what is forum worthy or a simple question.

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I derive pleasure from photographing nature's beauty such as an ant or wild flower blooming on the side of the road...

    2. profile image0
      lostwithinmyselfposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Defiantly have to be seeing the smile on my kiddies faces smile. x

    3. rosika profile image78
      rosikaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      i love watching comedy shows like big bang theory...just watching them brings me joy! Watching makes me feel like I am free, I have no worries.

    4. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      consistant kisses on............

      1. bbnix profile image59
        bbnixposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Every second of being in love..

    5. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      accolades lol

  2. NiaG profile image84
    NiaGposted 11 years ago

    Beautiful. I've always been interested in photography. It seems to be a fulfilling hobby with all the beauty nature has to offer.

    1. profile image0
      Home Girlposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Creative process, anything I can create myself.
      A poem, a cake, a photo.
      A friendship.

  3. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    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.


  4. NiaG profile image84
    NiaGposted 11 years ago

    Getting a sweet e-mail or text always makes me feel fuzzy inside.

  5. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 11 years ago

    An "I love you" from my son and playtime with our three rambunctious Cocker Spaniels:)

  6. Clever Katie profile image61
    Clever Katieposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. Mary of Bethany profile image61
      Mary of Bethanyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I enjoy finding a ladybug or a wooly bear caterpillar. I also like to see a bald eagle, a moose, or other wildlife. I also love to get a nice card or gift in the mail.

  7. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    Fresh air coming in through open windows - and flowers, and a whole lot of other little things too numerous to mention.  Fresh air may be the best, though.  smile

  8. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    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.


  9. SomewayOuttaHere profile image62
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 11 years ago

    hmmmmm....i'll have to think about that a bit more.....

  10. NiaG profile image84
    NiaGposted 11 years ago

    That is an awesome baby photo. And that's saying a lot coming from me. I don't gush over babies often. Thanks for sharing that little pleasure rebekahELLE!

  11. aka-dj profile image67
    aka-djposted 11 years ago

    You mention the smile on your child's face.

    I have to say, my two grandchildren absolutely delight me.
    One is 14m old, and the other almost 2m.

    Just the thought of them does it for me!

  12. earnestshub profile image83
    earnestshubposted 11 years ago

    Kids. Any kids. What they say, what they do, their love and laughter bring me joy.
    ...and I love chocolate,

  13. waynet profile image68
    waynetposted 11 years ago

    Drawing, painting,writing and creating ideas out of nothing!!

  14. qsera profile image47
    qseraposted 11 years ago

    When my two naughty kids are busy playing and laughing smile

  15. joaniemb profile image61
    joaniembposted 11 years ago

    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.

  16. stylezink profile image74
    stylezinkposted 11 years ago

    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!

  17. GinaCPocan profile image61
    GinaCPocanposted 11 years ago

    That's so cool

  18. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 11 years ago

    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
    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)

    It doesn't take a lot to make me happy!

  19. NiaG profile image84
    NiaGposted 11 years ago

    I feel the same way about my little Pepper. Not a day goes by that I don't laugh and I owe it all to her.

  20. Midnight Oil profile image82
    Midnight Oilposted 11 years ago

    A naughty text message from my wife while I am at work - always makes me smile !!  Oh La La....

  21. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 11 years ago

    Being vertical.

  22. NiaG profile image84
    NiaGposted 11 years ago

    When something I've ordered online arrives. Even though it's something I've ordered myself I still feel like it's a gift and get excited.

  23. leahlefler profile image96
    leahleflerposted 11 years ago

    There are so many things!

    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!

  24. Beth Godwin profile image69
    Beth Godwinposted 11 years ago

    Crisp fall air.
    5 star hotel bed linens.
    clean sheets dried on a clothes line.
    Bubble Bath!
    scented candles.
    crisp apples and boiled peanuts.
    bath powder.

    Gee, so many things.......

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      We southern gals ain't hard to please, iz we??

  25. NiaG profile image84
    NiaGposted 11 years ago

    I know, there's so many I just keep coming on here listing.

    Going to sleep on clean sheets while wearing brand new pajamas. I love that!

    1. Diane Inside profile image73
      Diane Insideposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  26. Thelma Alberts profile image91
    Thelma Albertsposted 11 years ago

    Sitting in front of a beautiful landscape, closing my eyes and dreaming while inhaling the freshness of the air.

  27. Tatamall profile image57
    Tatamallposted 11 years ago

    when my friends receive a gift from me i feel very happy as i receive a gift from them!Just because then are my friends!

  28. cmontijo profile image60
    cmontijoposted 11 years ago

    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.


  29. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
    schoolgirlforrealposted 11 years ago

    reading hubs

    eating apples

    sitting in the sun


  30. somedress2011 profile image61
    somedress2011posted 11 years ago

    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.

  31. teddi6 profile image60
    teddi6posted 11 years ago

    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.

  32. Ryan Queen profile image60
    Ryan Queenposted 11 years ago

    Sleep makes a good difference for me.

    and having a good conversation

  33. ActiviaUK profile image57
    ActiviaUKposted 11 years ago

    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!

  34. myloxyloto profile image61
    myloxylotoposted 11 years ago

    Friends and family never fails to bring me joy.

    1. vocalcoach profile image92
      vocalcoachposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer. I agree!

  35. Ryan Queen profile image60
    Ryan Queenposted 11 years ago

    I'll be adding having a dog. I just dog sat my friend's dog this weekend, and it's surprisingly refreshing.

    1. vocalcoach profile image92
      vocalcoachposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I sure hope you get your dog. I have had mine for 12 yrs and he has been a joy every single day.

  36. Rain Defence profile image82
    Rain Defenceposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. vocalcoach profile image92
      vocalcoachposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I know just how good that feels!

  37. vocalcoach profile image92
    vocalcoachposted 11 years ago

    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!

  38. olodarkwriter profile image60
    olodarkwriterposted 11 years ago

    grandkids (tho not a lITTLE pleasure) and my children
    cherry pie and ice cream
    Razorback football


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