Monday, April 14, 2014

Appreciating the Small Things

I find I get a lot more out of life when I learn to appreciate the small stuff. Little indulgences every now and again help to keep my mind off worrisome things and promote inner peace and serenity. Small items I like to spoil myself with that bring me great joy include: small vases filled with hydrangeas, a cup of rooibos tea, scented candles, a long hot bath, perfumed soaps, and a warm serving of brownie a la mode :-) What about you, what simple things do you like to treat yourself to?

“Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit." ~Hosea Ballou 


  1. A great big yes to freshly cut flowers, long hot baths, a good movie and a cozy quilt!


    1. A movie and a quilt, those are good ones.

  2. Yes, I can't live without flowers, and a long hot bath is exactly what I need right now. I love the tufted sofa and the pillow (so cute!)

  3. Yeah, I'm on board with the sofa - it's gorgeous!
    Your list sounds perfectly suited to me, with maybe the addition of chocolate, listening to music and quiet time to read. :)

  4. Thanks Gam......awww yes chocolate, how could I have forgotten chocolate :-)

  5. A good book, some sewing time, a freshly ironed linen tablecloth, food from the back garden, roses and lavender in the front garden, a walk on the beach...loads of treats for me!