John Kelly, writing in the February 1 Washington Post (”This List Is Alive with the Sounds (and Sights) of Simple Pleasures”), pointed out a few of his favorite things guaranteed to life his heart or bring a smile to his face.
As examples, he included seeing a fox walk across a bridge; a dog that jerks its hind leg in its sleep — even ”walking into a public restroom and discovering that is is equipped with actual paper towels, not a dryer that weakly blows lukewarm air on your hands.” Simple things, indeed.
When I think about the simple things that give me pleasure, these come to mind:
.Finding in the flea market an old CD of music by Bach.
.Being greeted by my dog when I come home, she making me feel like a bright light has returned to her life and all is now right in her world.
.My wife lovingly rubbing my neck when it is so stiff that I can hardly turn it.
.Sitting down at the kitchen at night after dinner with a new book in my hands.
.My daughter telling me she loves me.
Now, what about you? What the the simple pleasures in your own life, the ones that make life so rich and yet rarely cost us any money?
Please share with us.