"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."~~Anne, Anne of Avonlea
I'm tired right now. I've had a headache all day. It's not been that great of day to tell you the truth. I'm sure you all can relate. We all have days like that, right? Days when you'd rather just pull the blankets over your head. Days when the dog pees on the rug, the kids argue, you bang your hip on that same stupid spot on the table for the billionth time! Days when you feel too fat, or too skinny, not smart enough or misunderstood. Those days that if it can go wrong, it will!
I'm thankful that these types of days are not very often for me. Oh, don't get me wrong I have my share of "Murphy's Law" type of days it's just that most times the joys outweigh the sorrows and the smiles overcome the grimaces.
Like the quote mentioned above I believe that life is mostly made up of the simple pleasures. It's really not the big, huge things that we depend on to make life enjoyable...but those small things, the daily pleasures. The hugs from your children, holding hands with your spouse, the email from an old friend, the sunlight pouring through the window, the flowers blooming in the warm spring weather, a three day weekend, a fluffy pillow to lay your head on at night.... Learning to be content with life's small treasures. They are there and they are precious.
Its the little things in life, if we take the time to truly appreciate them, that make all the difference.