Thursday, 18 March 2010

Enjoying The Little Things

By Notes From The Frugal Trenches

In these parts it is the beginning of spring; a season which brings birth, renewal and the promise of the sun (I know some of the co-op readers are headed into Autumn, which is equally as beautiful!). This is also a time when a lot of people are facing continued economic hardships, due to unemployment, pay cuts or just normal living expenses. One of the immense blessings my own economic hardships has brought, is a renewed love of the little things and the ability to see joy in very unexpected places. And so today I thought we could all share what our favourite little things are and what simple ways we find joy!

My favourite simple joys are:

  • Flowers, there is nothing more beautiful than looking at flowers!
  • Planting seeds - what it is about having your hands in the earth that is just so liberating?
  • Playing my violin
  • Listening to classical music
  • Cleaning - yes, I do love a good spring clean :0)
  • A simple healthy breakfast

  • A long hike in the countryside
  • Watching a roaring fire
  • Baking
  • Knitting
  • Volunteering
  • Swimming
  • Reading
  • A large salad
  • An evening spent chatting with friends
  • Snuggling with a favourite pet
  • A nap
  • Listening to the birds
  • Jumping in the leaves
  • Finding the sun in unexpected places
  • The sound of laughter
  • A walk by the sea

What are your little pleasures? Where do you find simple joy?