Thursday, August 2, 2012
Finding Pleasure in the Simple things
First of all, I get a lot of pleasure from the cup itself. I have a collection of pottery mugs (I love pottery) and I find my coffee drinking experience is so much better when I use one of my 'cool' mugs instead of just a plain old one from the cupboard.
Second, I love to listen to the sound of the leaves as they rustle in the breeze. My back yard is full of trees and connected to a green space, so 'nature' is right there for me to enjoy. Unfortunately, I need to take full advantage of these times since its only really nice enough to enjoy for four months of the year.
Third, I love the feel of a certain kind of pen. You know the kind that just seems to flow? What does this have to do with the above scene? I usually write in a journal as part of my daily devotions, and for the four months mentioned above, I like to do this on my deck with coffee. See how it all fits together now?
Take the time today to identify those 'little things' that make your life more pleasant. Then take purposeful steps to make sure you find the time for them, and bask in the enjoyment that they bring.
What are some of the 'little things' that you take pleasure in?