Well, one best friend is officially married. She looked divine, in the perfect combination of sparkle and lace. It was chilly outside (Minnesota in November, enough said for Ms. Florida), but rosy pink covered everyone's faces as we celebrated remarkable love shared by two people.
It got me thinking...life really is about simple pleasures. Just like the beautiful wedding day, not showy or snobby, but genuine smiles. It seems like as we get older, life gets more complicated. We forget about the simple pleasures or all of a sudden, it's not enough. Watching the sunset all of a sudden seems overrated when we're so focused on tasks at work to land a promotion. Or, savoring a home cooked dinner may seem inconvenient when we're hustling from one thing to the next.
The simple things should bring us joy, everyday. However, the more stressed out we get, the less time we spend on these moments. What IS making you happy these days?? Cuddles and kisses or expensive cars and clothes? Instead of trying to 'have it all' or 'do it all,' relish and feel content with the present moments. Appreciate your life for what it is and where you are.
This next week, focus on the simple things and notice any differences in your attitude and happiness. It could be anything from slowly sipping your coffee in peace and quiet, even if you have to get up before the kids to talking a lunch break walk to notice the change in leaves.
On a final note, in light of love in the air this past weekend...
"Love doesn't make the world go round, but it makes the ride worthwhile."
What are your simple pleasures??