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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Simple Pleasures of Life

Simple pleasures - sofspics
I seek the ordinary, the simple pleasures of life. It does not take too much to make me happy. A parakeet on a tree, a lovely rose, a meadow of pink flowers, a little baby goat or a pup are enough to make me happy. Happiness is the expression of the innate appreciation of the life you live and those things around you. A smile that lights up a face is a thing of joy, for me there can be no better sight, especially a smile on a child's face. The understanding words from a friend, a simple gesture of love is enough to make my day. These little things that cannot be bought, they are priceless. To feel the love of someone in your life is precious. These are the things that become the treasured moments of life. Simple, pure and lovely. Life is made of such things.
An unexpected gift, especially an act of love could overwhelm me with joy. Life has its moments of pain, recently I lost my cousin to a heart attack, I was in shock. The precious but fragile nature of life once again left a lasting impact on me. I am determined to make the best of this life and embrace what I have to the best of my ability.
I refuse to let anger, bitterness, jealousy or pain interfere with my life. Being able to determine your mood is entirely in your hands. Your thoughts, words, actions and non-action determine your life. You are the master of your life, you are responsible for everything as it stands in your life. No one else has the power to determine those things of your life for you except you.
Learning to enjoy the small things of life has made my life so much richer. I was standing near a monument and watching it awestruck without realizing that my husband took a picture of my open mouth amazement... a priceless picture. I do not ever want to lose the wonder of what life has in store for me, the day I lose it life will surely become a drudgery for me. To dance in the rain, to watch the rain drops drip off the leaves and flowers will always have the same sense of beauty and wonder for me. I prefer to let these moments of beauty and joy wash over me than wallow in the pain that life has to offer. My cup overflows with blessing, so why should I dwell on the few wounds that afflicted me. Take time to savor the simple pleasures of life. Smile, laugh, cry and smile again... the best is yet to come.

1 comment:

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