What Simple Things Make You Happy?

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As you already know, a lot of what makes us happy in life are not the big events, though they can absolutely do that. Often what really makes us happy on a deeper level are the little things we notice, do occasionally, or appreciate on a regular basis.

Today was a beautiful example. I spent some time out on my sunshine-filled, 75 degree deck looking up at the blue sky, enjoying my vibrant flower baskets and pots, watching the robins eat the oregon grape berries, listening to our small water feature I lovingly call our babbling brook, all while someone across the way played their flute beautifully, and I colored in my coloring book.

Yes, you read that correctly. I colored. I don’t do it very often but today I did. And it was so fun. I don’t know why I enjoy getting out colorful markers and painting inside the lines of what’s drawn but I do. It’s relaxing, calming, and just flat out enjoyable. Add all the other things I mentioned above into this experience and it was bliss. 

No need to be working on something, cleaning something, being busy. The mind will chime in with so many ideas about what you aren’t doing and you don’t have to listen to it. You really don’t. What you need to know it what brings you contentment, joy, or happiness, and do that.

Honestly there was no need to be anywhere but where I was doing exactly what I was doing. 

Simple things bring such joy sometimes. And if you’re enjoying various moments in your life, isn’t that all that matters?

What simple things make you happy? I’d love to hear.

Please share if you know just the perfect person who would like this.

~ Susan

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