It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built.
-Mary Anne Radmacher
Today I am feeling thankful for the simple pleasures in life.
Waking up slowly without an alarm and listening to quiet in the morning. A mug of hot tea. A journal. A book and long soak in a warm bath.
Comfortable shoes and sunny weather. The smell of sweet cinnamon pumpkin.
Traditions established and observed and made new.
Smooth dark chocolate. Hearty beef stew. Good food. Delicious food. Comfort food. Exotic food and food shared with friends.
A hug from a child. A room full of laughter. Beautiful, sweet music.
Love from a pup. Watching goldfish swim.
A phone call, a card, a note.
Memories and pictures and long-standing inside jokes.
A feather pillow and soft sheets at the end of the day.