I don’t need extravagant adventures in my life to make me happy. What makes me content are the small, simple, moments in life. Extreme moments fade, but small daily pleasures that cross my path bring me joy.
When I relax at the end of each day – tranquil, comforting moments are what make me smile or laugh. A friend told me a joke that I truly thought was funny. “Why was the cat so small? Because it only drank condensed milk.”
I sent my friend a card telling her I was thinking of her. The next time I saw her I received a smile and a big hug. She said, “You always make me smile and laugh. You always lift my mood and make me happy.” I knew she always did the same for me.
Taking my camera out to view nature and capturing some fantastic photos thrills my soul. How could anyone possibly be unhappy when God blesses us with such a beautiful world to enjoy.
I love visiting friends and talking face to face. A visit from my daughter or granddaughter brightens my entire day. In this age of technology – physical human interaction is something we all should seek to do more.
Sitting in the lawn swing in the evening discussing the events of the day with my husband is very enjoyable. We sit and look at the garden trying to grow; despite the tremendous amount of rain we have had lately. Half of the garden has washed away.
The bluebirds entertain me switching their nest between two bird houses we have placed very far apart. They have switched their nest material from one to the other three times now. I laugh – perhaps this is a pair of young bluebirds who need a few years of practice on how to raise a family. Nope – an infestation of ants. Tangle Foot around the pole and the ants go elsewhere.
Our blueberries create a lot of work for us at this time of the year. But until you have eaten blueberries right off the bush – you don’t know what you are missing.
So give me the small, simplistic, enjoyable pleasures that daily life throws at me. After all life should be filled with laughs and an occasional joke: “What animal has more lives than a cat? . . . A frog – it croaks every night.” And I do hear the tree frogs croaking right now – as the lightening bugs light up the night.
Smile at the end of your day and thank God for the quiet, peaceful, happy moments that fill the days of your life. These small moments help us get through the rough patches.
Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.