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Gratitude Challenge – Happy Thanksgiving November 24 – Thankful for Life’s Simple Pleasures

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you

(whoever celebrates the holiday)

readers of Words of Encouragement

 

**NOVEMBER MEANS: GRATITUDE CHALLENGE!!**

 

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I am thankful everyday, including this Thanksgiving day in the US,  for  life’s simple pleasures. What does this mean to you? In my life, simple pleasures include spending time with hubby Dave, whether we’re talking after supper on weeknights about our days, or snuggling together on the couch during the weekend watching a NASCAR race or a football or hockey game.  Simple pleasures for us also include cuddling with any or many of our fur babies (2 dogs, 8 cats!) or just watching them play.

 

 

Time spent with family, especially the grandchildren, is definitely among the top simple pleasures: such as my 4-year-old granddaughter telling my daughter to call or Skype, because she wants to talk to “Grami” – or watching and listening to my  2-year-old granddaughter jabber to me or squeal with delight over a new toy!

 

 

For me, simple pleasures also include sewing, crafting, and quilting; socializing online with family and friends; and blogging and interacting with others in the blogging community. This means YOU, dear readers of my blogs! 🙂 I really appreciate all of you who visit, and who take the time to leave comments (I must get into the habit of responding to comments, as well), and especially to know that what I share here is a blessing to you. That’s encouraging for me to know that, since that was the intended purpose of this blog!

 

Here’s a thought for this Thanksgiving day – and every  day – from Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness.

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Rule #14 – Enjoy Simple Pleasures

 

It’s an attitude. The ability to appreciate the happiness, the beauty, the pleasure in the simple things around us.

 

Remember the simple things that you truly enjoy. Then take time out to experience them again.

 

Or even better, turn them into little daily or weekly rituals, filling your life with sunshine.

 

Quite simply, enjoy simple pleasures and rituals – and you will be happy.” –Karl Moore

Simplicity is the essence of happiness.”

– Cedric Bledsoe

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My reflections:

As I said at the beginning of this post, I have so many things in life that I consider simple pleasures. I fully agree with this rule of happiness, because engaging in any of my favorite simple pleasures makes me happy and joyful!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do simple pleasures in your life make you happy?

Have you taken time to think about them and pursue them more often?

If you celebrated Thanksgiving today, did you have a nice day?

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More of my “bliss” – watching my hubby with our pets!

 

Dave with our pups!
                                    Dave with our pups!

 

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