Small pleasures

I love to perform, but I have no desire for fame.  I wouldn’t mind a little more money, but I don’t think riches would really please me.  What makes me happy is experiencing a steady supply of life’s small pleasures.  Life is so much better when it includes :

  • cheese on toast
  • a companionable silence
  • a cuddle with the dog
  • rain on a summer’s day
  • lemon drizzle cake
  • laughing as a conversation takes a logical, but surreal turn
  • sun breaking through the clouds in winter
  • entering God’s presence
  • harmony, even in just two parts
  • the satisfaction of a job well done
  • Cadbury’s chocolate
  • hearing a word you haven’t heard for a while

The list, of course, goes on.  It has just struck me over the last couple of days that I need to relish these things more.  This is not a new thought, nor even a new thought for this blog, but it’s something that it is very much worth remembering.   Savour the sounds of the words we speak and the notes we sing.  Enjoy those moments when there’s no need for talk, but also those times when talk brings us closer.  Appreciate simple flavours and the smallest blessings from the weather, not just the five-course meal and the snowstorm or the rainbow.  The little things in life are what really make the world go around.

    • Trish
    • November 9th, 2010

    It’s good to be reminded of this. We get so caught up in our day to day concerns that we forget what a wonderful life we could be leading if we let ourselves enjoy life instead of worrying all the time. My list would include:

    the sun setting on an autumn day

    homemade bakewell tart

    the cat miaowing as he runs in from the garden (always makes me laugh)

    certain hymns

    70% cocoa Lindt chocolate


    car journeys on hills in wild weather (probably dangerous)

    stone cottages

    lying on the grass on a summer’s day next to a river

    apple pie and homemade custard

    going to the library!

    Right, just off to make myself some cheese on toast 🙂

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