Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Small Pleasures

I'm so sorry to bump the "Michael" discussion, but I saw this really great article listing 101 Small Pleasures. I thought it was such a great idea and a good way to be grateful for the small, simple things. Please list whatever you feel is a small pleasure. Maybe we can try to get to 101.

Some of mine are:
1) Having my electric blanket "preheated" so when I climb in to bed I am all warm and "coasty".
2) The warm, sweet smell of shampoo and soap that fills the apartment after a shower.
3) Hearing a great song that you had forgotten about.


GeGe Denise said...

I love this...I will be thinking of mine...

Papa D said...

I love this...just a few for starters:
1. A baby laughing
2. The look on a baby's face the first time s/he eats ice cream
3. Almost any food after fasting
4. New socks
5. Cool sounds such as
a. The sound of the eraser
side of a pencil tapping on
a desk
b. The sound of leather shoes
walking on a hardwood

Papa D said...

A couple more:
1. The sound of a cello playing low notes (must be in tune)
2. The ticking of a big wooden grandfather clock
3. The smell of rain beginning to fall when it hasn't rained for a while.
(Incidently, I agree with Stefany on the electric blanket thing.)

Soilsqueezer said...

how about:
12. the tingling feeling after a sneeze.
13. the green hue on early spring trees before the leaves totally open up
14. really cold milk

GeGe Denise said...

1. New Garments

2. A baby's first laugh

3. A warm shower after I have been sick or cold.

4. Water after fasting.

5. The smell of bread baking.

6. The smell of a freshly mowed lawn.

7. The feel of clean sheets.

Stefany said...

22. The last bite of an ice cream cone
23. Fresh baked cookies

I must be hungry . . .

24. The smell of clean laundry

And no, Andy, the last one does not have anything to do with being hungry, I just thought of that at the same time.

sarah jean said...

i love this too....
i dont know what number we are on

21. the first day of spring
22. showering after you've been camping or at the lake
23. a good first kiss
24. waking up on your own and the sun is shining.
25. the sound of waves crashing
26. turning on the radio and favorite song is just starting.

Rachel said...

Okay, the number lists are confusing to me-there's no order.
so I am adding no numbers. .. and I'm sure there's more but this is all I can think of.

--a nice hot shower in general
--getting into a warm car from the sun in the spring when it's cool outside
--eating fresh bread
--waking up feeling really rested
--sitting by the ocean
--a really good diet coke

GeGe Denise said...

All of these are so good...keep them coming.

Papa D said...

I did count and we are on:

#38 The smell of Estee Lauder perfume. Grandma Grace for some reason put this on handkerchiefs. I think this used to be a thing. Anyway it reminds me of her.

#39 Lilacs---the look the smell etc.

#40 The sound of ice skaters skating.

Andy said...

#41 Changing into warm/dry clothes after swimming.

#42 Taking off your socks at the end of a long hard day.

#43 Getting to the Bus/Subway Stop and not having to wait for your bus/train.

#44 Having exact change at the grocery store.

#45 Not being the person called out of the blue to come up and bear their testimony.

#46 Timing a revolving door perfectly so you do not have to break stride.

GeGe Denise said...

47. Warm towels from the dryer.

48. GOOD ice cream with Magic Shell.

49. Laying in bed watching a Jane Austen movie.

50. All the lights out except for the Christmas night.

51. Clothes off the line smell.

Papa D said...

52. Discovering that you don't have to scrape your windows when you get in your car on a winter day
53. Watching lightning strike

Becca and Ashton said...

54. getting to sleep in
55. a good needed cry
56. coming home to a clean house
57. all of the sudden remembering a funny memory
58. looking at Ella while she sleeps
60. the feeling of freshly shaven legs
61. laughing so hard you cry
62. the feeling after you turn in a huge project
63. looking forward to a trip
64. my carpet after i vacuumed it
65. putting on good smelling lotion on dry skin.

this was so fun Stefany!!! Makes me be grateful.

GeGe Denise said...

66. Grandma Grace chocolate chip cookies...which I have almost got down...

67. The smell of purple nice.

68. Ella stories.

69. My digital frame that continues to show pictures of all of us.

70. Good watermelon.

I agree Becca, this does make me more grateful for simple things.

Papa D said...

71. The idea that your body frequently heals itself is pretty cool. You cut your finger and a few days later its all fixed.
72. A good whistler.
73. Rainbows

Andy said...

74. Class/lesson ending early
75. A good back/neck crack
76. Driving in the car and noticing someone in another car singing the same song as you are.

GeGe Denise said...

77. Having a day off that was unexpected...So nice.

78. General Conference...just a time to renew and rededicate.

79. Coming into a nice clean bedroom...clean bedding and all.

Soilsqueezer said...

I (Aaron) have really enjoyed this thread.

80. Freshly sanded wood (so smooth)
81. the arrival of a package
82. toddlers and pull toys
83. sun rays through the trees/clouds
84. a new box of crayons
85. a sharp pencil

Carl said...

Another McCain to jump in your thread....

- Seeing a Great movie for the first time
- Going to a really good concert
- Coming home to a clean house
- Biting into a fresh peach
- Sound of a basketball swishing through the net (I LOVE THIS SOUND)
- Shoes squeaking on basketball floor.
- Fresh cut grass smell
- Watching the Lakers lose

GeGe Denise said...

95. Hearing from long lost family members on your blog.

Soilsqueezer said...

Please allow me to officially apply for membership to the fussbudget? club. (I think I remember a hand sign with the thumb, pinkie, and index fingers extended and turned sideways to make the letter "f") I'm also an engineer and therefore a little on the anal side.

Technically Carl repeated two items:
-grass cutting
-coming home to a clean house
. . . and we are only at item 93.

Please forgive me and my fussiness.

sarah jean said...

96. the sound of rain on a tent
97. when one of your dreams comes true, or watching someone's dream come true.
98.thanksgiving at grandma mary's
99.seeing a shooting star

GeGe Denise said...

I just made the "International Sign Of The Fussbudget"...It made me smile big...have not done that in many glad to have a reason to do this...Ken would be so proud.

Soilsqueezer said...

speaking of Grandpa Ken . .

98. A size 12 renegade dry fly

Andy said...

99. Watching a play you designed being run to perfection.

Rachel said...

100. When your DVR has new episodes or your favorite show on it (which I know Carl mentioned DVR, but this is more a shout out to like new episodes of Lost)
101. Finding a really great deal on cute clothes.
102. A beautiful sunset

DJCK incorporated said...

This is such a sweet blog, I'd almost hate to introduce the world of flatulence. Okay, I won't., I just won't.

GeGe Denise said...

103. Having someone NOT add anything about Flatulance to a nice thread.