The older I get (I am 46), the more I understand that it is the little things in life that give the most pleasure.  The big things, like my Jeep Rubicon, are enjoyable, but don't soothe the soul the same way.

Here are a few of my little pleasures, in no particular order:

1) cold, clean sheets

2) 2" square ice cubes in my scotch

3) the unprompted declaration of "I love you" from my 7-year-old daughter

4) the feel of a fountain pen

5) my dog lying next to me while watching a good movie

6) shining my shoes

7) standing on top of a mountain

8) the smell of leather

9) the sound of a #2 pencil

10) cleaning a handgun

What are your simple pleasures in life?

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thanks for this - I like your list

Hope it is okay to try some of these out for myself

Eating the weak.

I'd like to hear that in your own version of "My favorite things": Eating the weak and whiskers on kittens...

Oooo.
Did someone say kittens?

  • When you walk outside and are flooded with sunlight.
  • Quality green tea.
  • Swimming in a lake or ocean.
  • When people smile at you.
  • When animals smile.

Whiskey, scrambled eggs and a good rain.

The first cup of coffee every morning

Spending the first couple hours of the day with my young sons

The daily ritual of Straight Razor shaving, my 20 minutes every morning

Watching the sun come up

Working with my dad

Finishing each season, planting or harvesting

watching my dogs play

Watching my young sons learn something new, the look of amazement 

Laying down and night and thanking God I made it through another day

At 53 I'm over simple pleasures, but I do like Little Things:

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