Friday, July 2, 2010

Life's Simple Pleasures

As someone with a very hectic and stressful job, it is easy to forget to enjoy the small moments that brighten your day. I've become more cognizant of these moments in recent years, and many of them have come from my new-found love for cooking: the bright colors of fresh produce,the aroma of garlic in the air, how a homemade stew warms you to your core on a cold day.

Then, there are other moments that make you happy. For me, walking Gusti on the trail behind our house gives me time for quiet contemplation. Taking a deep breath as the perfect breeze cools my face is exhilarating. It makes me feel like I can conquer the world. There is no better feeling.

Despite the fact that I love and crave glamour in my life, I have come to realize that sometimes it can be found in the most unexpected places. Here is my little piece of glamour today that brought a smile to my face...

A lone sunflower on the walking trail...

What are your simple pleasures?


  1. Oh, that's really lovely. My simple pleasure is wildflowers growing alongside the freeway. So brave and beautiful despite the noise and clamor.

  2. That's a great one! Especially since my favorite flowers are poppies, and I always see those along the freeways. Makes for a nice drive!