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Monday, March 08, 2010
Simple pleasures
People often ask me why I'm usually in a good mood, even keeled - unflappable even. The secret? I enjoy simple pleasures and try to look for them every day. Simple pleasures make every day a good day.

Sometimes, my simple pleasure is a good cup of cappuccino, seeing my roses in bloom, or receiving a compliment on my shoes.

It can be a smile and hello from a complete stranger. Or finding an email from a friend or family member in my Inbox.

Simple pleasures include winning an eBay auction and getting something I want for a bargain price, or watching an episode of Ghost Adventures with my husband and having a laugh over Aaron's reactions. They include freshly baked bread, launching a new web site, getting a hug from a neighbor's child.

This weekend, my simple pleasures included a trip to a doll show, where I bought much needed doll stands in varying sizes. As I walked up and down the aisles, I was reminded that yes, I collect the right era's dolls for me. And my husband never minds accompanying me to these doll shows. I accompany him to his model train days and am never bored with them. Simple pleasure on top of simple pleasure!

In the evening, we went to a neighbor's house to help them "break in" their newly refurbished kitchen. The husband is a professional chef and the food was delightful. So was the company. Our circle of friends has expanded. And I got hugs from their kids.

Never underestimate the power of a simple pleasure.

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posted by Melanie O. at 2:25 PM -
4 Comments:
  • At 10:09 PM, Blogger David said…

    That sounds like a lovely weekend!

     
  • At 5:50 AM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    David, it was. I never get tired of evenings with friends. :)

     
  • At 11:48 AM, Blogger gardenbug said…

    ...a good book, a fire, warm coffee, a cookie and leisure time. this is a simple pleasure for us northern birds...sigh...

     
  • At 3:26 AM, Blogger Gallimaufry said…

    Yes, a simple pleasure is actually a big thing!
    Your afternoon sounds wonderful :)

     
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Name: Melanie O.
Home: Durham, North Carolina, United States
About Me: Female, American health and beauty-conscious professional who has rekindled a childhood love of dolls.
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