Sometimes we make big plans that we expect to bring happiness into our lives, whether it be a holiday, new car, or a party.
But the simple pleasures in life are what we can count on to give us continuous joy. When we appreciate and enjoy the simple things, the gratitude we feel will extend to other areas as well. Here are some simple pleasures that you can experience often.
Freshly Cut Grass
Freshly cut grass is enjoyable in every way. The smell and feel of it under your bare feet can be refreshing and invigorate your senses.
Giving and Receiving Smiles
What a better way to experience a simple pleasure for free? Give smiles not only to your friends, but also to random strangers you pass on the street. It feels good to see first the surprise of others, and then their own smile in return.
The Endorphin Rush after Working Out
When you work out in a strenuous manner, you will get an endorphin rush as a reward. These natural, feel-good chemicals are sure to brighten your day. Work out in the morning to use this endorphin rush to help you be productive throughout the rest of your day.
Hot Cup of Coffee or Tea
Some of us survive on our daily coffee or tea. Even when it is a daily habit, it can bring much joy. As you sip on your beverage of choice, take some quiet time to enjoy every bit.
Laughing until It Hurts
Laughter is like medicine. Everyone should have an opportunity to laugh until it hurts at least once a day. Whether it is with a friend who could write comedy, or watching a good movie, take some time to laugh away your stress.
Getting a Massage
If you have never had a massage, give it a try. This hour of total relaxation will make your troubles feel as though they are melting away.
Expensive fun is great but can be hard to come by.
Instead of waiting for your next holiday or the next new thing, indulge in one of these simple pleasures. By learning to appreciate the little things right next to you, you will find fulfillment each day.
What are simple things do you do to feel happy?