Rule of Happiness #14 – Enjoy Simple Pleasures – July 26 Inspiration

Enjoy 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.  Simple pleasures for us also include cuddling with any one 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 almost 4-year-old granddaughter telling my daughter to call or Skype, because she wants to talk to “Grami” – or watching and listening to my almost  2-year-old granddaughter 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!

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So we are up to #14 of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness. Only 4 to go! I should mention here again that these are NOT affiliate links to his book (which goes into much more detail on each rule — I’m just sharing excerpts with the main ideas of each). I just thought it was worth sharing and it has made for a nice series of blog posts, and well-received, based on readers’ comments!

 

Here are #1 – #13  in case you have missed any, or would like to look back at them:

 

Rule #1: Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Rule #2: Be Grateful

Rule #3: Say Yes More

Rule # 4: Follow Your Bliss

Rule #5: Learn to Let Go

Rule #6: Do Random Acts of Kindness

Rule #7: Enjoy Happiness NOW

Rule #8: Invest in Experiences NOT Hoarding Possessions

Rule #9: Appreciate BOTH Sides of the Coin

Rule #10: Be More Social

Rule #11: Love More

Rule #12: Pursue a Dream 

Rule #13: Set Direction with Intention

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Onto today’s rule…

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?

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

Dave with our pups!
                                    Dave with our pups!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. My simple pleasures include eating a dinner that turned out even better than I expected with my husband and a good glass of wine.

  2. I agree I love the happiness and delight in the laughter and spontaneous nature of my asd daughter. She finds happiness and joy in everything she does an example to live my life by.

  3. So true. A morning walk with my wife. A cup of coffee in the afternoon. A bowl of Blue Bell ice cream. Just hanging out and enjoying the banter of our family. Indeed, life’s simple pleasures.

  4. Simple pleasures are indeed the best A walk. Admiring a sunset. Enjoying a dish of frozen yogurt. Smelling flowers. Time spent with the ones you love. A good book.

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