Monday, April 6, 2015

Simple Pleasures

Sometimes it's the smallest things that bring the most joy. 
It's the little moments that remind you of God's love and kindness. 
What brings you happiness? Here are some of my favorite "simple pleasures":

Reading the perfect Bible verse for your day

Finding a chocolate in your lunchbox that your husband packed

Tuna melts with cheetos on a sunny Saturday

The perfect flower trees in spring

Playing Settlers of Catan with my family

A cool breeze on a long run

Kissing your husband when you get home from school/work

Sleeping until 9 on Saturdays

Receiving comments on a blog post I've spent a lot of time on

Getting a good grade on a test you've studied really hard for

Drinking a refresher when you get home after a long day

Seeing your husband's smile when you get dressed up for a date

Finding a $5 bill in your pocket

Colored sprinkles on ice cream

Reading a good book when you haven't found one in a while

The end of a run (let's be honest, the only good part)

Receiving a letter in the mail

Red, yellow, and orange leaves in the fall

(ok, that one's not so simple but it's awesome)

These are a few of my favorite things... what are the little things that make you happy?


  1. flowers that bloom..a smile from a kid just for you..reading a good blog..a call from a friend..boba tea..being outside..singing a song..dancing away..laughing out loud..a good exhortation..being grateful..learning something new

    1. Great ones! Wish I had thought of some of these myself (: I keep thinking of more. God has given us so many things to give us joy!

    2. I keep thinking of more too! So many little blessings to treasure in our lives! Kinda fun to keep a little list like this to remember when you need a cheering remind you of all the lovely things you have!

  2. I loved this Danielle! I just found me self smiling and feeling uplifted as I read through it.
    My family loved Settlers of Catan also!
    I love the new look of your blog! It is beautiful!

    1. Thank you Lauren! I'm glad to hear it reminded you of good things in your own life!

  3. Music & colors to make every day more beautiful. A cup of coffee on a rainy morning. A cozy sweatshirt & slippers on a chilly day. being asked how my day was. reminders of God's love & grace. A hug at bedtime.