What are the little pleasure that you know will make your day a little brighter?
I realized this morning, while getting a pair of socks out of my drawer, that I get a huge kick out of pulling on a brand new pair of socks for the first time. Something about ripping them out of the package and feeling them snug up to my feet is very enjoyable. I got several new pairs of my most favorite socks with some Christmas gift money, and the last pair was broken in this morning. I heart SmartWool and was hyping them up to other customers when I was picking mine out! New socks are a simple pleasure of mine.
I also love a warm mug of tea with honey and cream, stepping in a hot bath (ok, these are winter pleasures, I’ve been cold a lot this last week!), curling up on the couch with my boys and a movie, a fresh issue of Mothering and a plate of cheese and crackers, warm brie, and red wine in the pinch-pot mug that my friend made me years ago. Running the Brooklyn Bridge in the sun, sniffing a bag of fresh pine-mulch, watching feel-good movies, and browsing old photo albums. Some of my favorite simple pleasures, and all things that I can choose to do, not things I’m waiting for or hoping will magically happen. Simple things that make me happy.
What are your simple pleasures? Need a reminder to treat yourself well this week? Consider it done, it’s about time mama. I’ve got a friend making me a DVD of a bunch of old movies, ran the bridge yesterday, and have half a wheel of brie in the fridge just waiting to be warmed. What little things can you treat yourself to this week?