Often times, it’s nice to step back and appreciate the simple stuff you really love doing in life. When it’s not all about work, stress, or feeling like we “have to” be doing something. Instead just focusing on the importance of embracing the little things that bring us happiness daily.
I’ve talked about this often – but I truly believe being over-stressed and stimulated as a society is not the healthiest way to live, so I really value the importance of the simple things…
Like cooking comfort meals.
For myself, I usually prefer the healthier versions of old comfort meals. Like vegan quinoa mac and cheese. I love this recipe.
Like fresh flowers in the home.
Even though flowers don’t last a very long time, I love buying flowers every so often just as a brightening piece for the home. They’re just nice to look at if you’re at home and things are a little drab.
Like good friends.
Most of my friends whom I basically consider as family – I’ve had a lot of problems with friends in the past, but with everything I’ve been through I’ve truly learned who my real friends are.
Like fresh berries.
It will be a sad day come Fall time, when these will no longer be fresh and readily available.
Like browsing old magazines.
I’m not really into looking at all the articles, but I do love looking at magazines and getting inspiration in fashion, makeup, fitness, photography, or anything else that excites me and gets me more interested.
Along with writing, reading is one thing I’ve always had a weakness for. And I seem to really like fantasy books.
Like the feeling I get from accomplishing a pilates workout.
It doesn’t matter if I’m taking a class, or creating my own – pilates makes me feel at peace in my mind and body.
Like lighting a candle.
Along with the lines of flowers bringing brightness into the room, I just like having delicious smelling candles in the room. For some reason they help me feel more productive.
Like my little pup.
Okay, this is rather obvious, but having her sweet face greet me everytime I walk in the door is such a nice treat.
I can’t even explain the light she’s brought into my life. She just makes me smile when I look at her cute little face.
Well, since this could continue on forever, I’ll stop at this. There’s just so many little parts of life that I take for granted far too often.
What are the little things in life you enjoy?
What are your favorite comfort foods?
Have a great day!