With our busy and frenetic lives we challenged ourselves to come up with a list of 10 simple things in life that bring us happiness. We must admit it was a fun thing to think about for a while. Think back to the time when, “Life was much simpler when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits.”
So here’s our version of our top 10 list of the Simple Things in life. We hope it inspires you:
1. Something pretty – How simple yet pretty is this? Take a simple can and wrap ribbon or a grass around it. Then add some pretty daisies from the garden and voila. You have something pretty! “Surprise” yourself with a bouquet whenever you want.
2. Take a walk in the park on a sunny day – every community has a wonderful park where you can take a sunny day stroll. We drive by it everyday. Take the time to stop and enjoy it. You’ll be glad you did.
3. Sleep in on a rainy morning – nothing better then this. Give yourself a break. Listen to the rain and relax.
4. Hearing a familiar song – doesn’t it take you back? You can relive those moment in your life just by hearing a song from your past. Sort of a special surprise of the day.
5. Smile – it’s contagious – A smile is a facelift that’s in everyone’s price range! And bonus, it makes others feel good.
6. Watch one of the 1,000 streaming educational videos – on www.ted.com TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Or try www.igniteshow.com – Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.
7. Relax outdoors on a sunny day – ingredients required:
- Favorite chair
- Light breeze
- Birds chirping
It’s that time of year, make sure you take the time to enjoy it and treat yourself to a lazy sunny afternoon.
10. Keep track of things you are grateful for… we go through our days rushed and preoccupied with our to do list. Don’t ever forget the good things we have in life.
Okay, now over to you. Take a few minutes to write your list of 10 Simple Things in life. It’s kind of a fun thing to do. Enjoy the little things in life because some day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.