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Life's Simple Joys

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Life's Simple Joys
Life is really simple, 
but we insist on making it complicated. 
-Confucius 

Forget about gadgets and gizmos. Forget about spending lots of moolah for an expensive vacation. You don't have to look far or spend much to experience joy in life. You just have to be creative, be appreciative, and have a grateful heart.


Life's Simple Joys


1.  Feeling the cool breeze in the morning.

2.  Staring at the moon, and basking in the moon light.

3.  A baby's laughter.
 
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4.  A sweet message from a friend.

5.  Long bus rides. (Make the most out of traffic. Listen to an audio book or your favorite artist, make plans, contemplate, pray for the random people you see, be thankful for your gift of sight, and for this moment when you can take it slow).

6.  Sound of the raindrops on your roof.

7.  Opening a present.

8.  An unexpected call from someone you haven't talked to for a long time.

9.  Seeing someone use the gift you've given them.

10.  Walking by the beach.

11.  Dancing in the rain.
 
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12.  Waking up from a blissful sleep.

13.  Receiving a good news.

14.  Playing with dogs (or your pet of choice).

15.  Scratching an itch (according to a Chinese Proverb).

16.   The smell of books.

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17.  Rainbow. Double rainbow.

18.  Watching your favorite Feel-Good Movies movie for the nth time.

19.  A relaxing massage. There are spas that offer good service without overcharging. And there are friends who are willing to give you a back rub for free.

20.  Receiving a bonus or commission.

21.  If you're a student, the sound of the bell announcing breaks or dismissal.

22.  Reading a good book, especially on a rainy day.

23.  That wonderful ache you feel after a work out. 

24.  Sneezing.
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25.  Eating your favorite meal...especially if someone is paying for it.

26.  Losing track of time inside a bookstore or a library.

27.  Talking with your childhood friends about your past adventures.

28.  Sipping your favorite drink.

29.  Sleeping in on a rainy day.

30.  Just being with your loved ones.
 
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Life is pretty simple and finding joy is not that hard.

Contentment is the key.

Have a joyful life!

What gives you joy?



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  1. These are great things to be thankful for.

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  2. HAHA! I always love your list of thoughtful things.
    You made me smile. So many beautiful things to be grateful for.
    Many Blessings Lux

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  3. It´s so easy to forget the simple things isn´t it! Riding my bike this morning, I thought just that...sometimes we just need to stop and smell the flowers! Lovely post

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  4. I loved this post! So many wonderful things to be thankful for & to enjoy IF we but take a moment to stop and notice. Grateful for the reminder this morning. Truly!

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  5. All good things for sure! The smell of books- something I always forget I love! ;)

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  6. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing this wisdom over at #sharethejoy this week - the perfect reminder that we should relish the little things in life x

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