Welcome to Simple Joys on Chief 187™Chatter.
It can be very frustrating and irritating when life doesn’t go the way we planned or the way we want it to. Expectations that are high can plummet to the Earth leaving us put out, angry, and hurt.
These are the times connecting with one’s Simple Joys are so necessary. Of course we want to get our way all of the time, but accepting what we are given allows for peace. Lowering our expectations provides sanity.
I’m not at all stating we should give up on trying hard, reaching our goals and dreams, or anything of the sort. My point is, let life happen some, too. Give yourself time to live, roll with the punches, and get up when you’re knocked down.
In the meantime, try to find your Simple Joys. It isn’t hard as they are available for anyone with an open mind and an open heart.
Simple Joys can be as small as a silly joke that makes you laugh out loud, a phone call from a friend, or the hug from a child. Delicious foods, bike rides, favorite television shows, sports events, and romantic evenings rank as Simple Joys. I needn’t define them, you do that for you.
And now, without further ado, is this week’s Simple Joys.
Breaking out of the rigorous schedule to indulge in complete and total relaxation was a sublime Simple Joy I shared with my children whom I adore.
Periodically spending alone time with my handsome, sexy husband who is also my best friend is a Simple Joy that lights up my world.
I do not eat mint chocolate chip ice cream often, but when I do I delight in every mouthful that is its own Simple Joy!
Having a versatile, stylish, and comfortable jacket that has been with me for so long is a Simple Joy I have enjoyed for a quarter century! Think of the cost per wear!
Having – and wanting – hosting duties for Thanksgiving and loved ones surrounding us, including dear friends, is a most gratifying Simple Joy to anticipate.
These Simple Joys tell my story. It gives me great pleasure to share them with you. My hope has always been that through reading my Simple Joys you will be inspired to seek and realize your own. I think we all experience Simple Joys we just don’t always recognize them.
Whether you write them down like I do, talk about them, or at least think about them, I hope you identify the Simple Joys in your life.
Wishing you a week filled with Simple Joys!