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Simple pleasures..

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Priorities really do change when life situations alter your life. I remember when I was in my 20's dating, a simple pleasure was a Harley ride in the country with my boyfriend. Later on, a simple pleasure was a cool halter top or pair of designer jeans.
Still later, when first married, a simple pleasure was making a wonderful dinner for my hubby and I, savoring the time with him and talking(He worked 7 days, 16 hour days).

WHen my Dd was born, every second was a pleasure, even the everyday things I did with and for her. Sharing a popsicle, making Snoopy sno-cones in the heat of July; making blanket tents with a card table and chairs in the living room or making a simple playhouse out of cardboard boxes from new appliances , on our basement floor for her fantasy playtime..

Fast forward 25 years:
Calling in a Rx refill via voice mail, getting a free car wash, finding a coupon for groceries you need, feeling a pain pill do its' job, having Dd haul heavy things for me up the basement stairs, prepare meals, housework, etc.

I guess my last simple pleasure will be knowing that I already have my cemetery plot, my Trust all in order, owe nobody $$ and hoping they plant me in the correct hole!!!!!!!!!!
What more could a gal ask for????? Lowering expectations makes for a more relaxed, contented life..
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  • SHARON10002
    emoticon blog, Linda! You have really got all your ducks in a row. It's amazing how our priorities change as we grow older and wiser. . .
    1645 days ago
    emoticon attitude and emoticon blog!!!
    1649 days ago
  • BRATS4
    funny but true.
    1650 days ago
    Great blog LINDA, seeking out the pleasure for the day is the only way to go. Thanks for the reminder.
    Housework will still be here whan I am gone. Mother taught me that and oh how true it resounds for me these days.
    I hope you will be able to do yor hike. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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    1651 days ago
    What a great attitude! Learning to look for the small pleasures makes life much easier. Great blog!
    1652 days ago
  • KARBIE18
    Great blog! Appreciating the little things makes life so much better! Candles on a gloomy day, a butterfly on a flower, the smell of lilacs, a quiet Saturday morning spent on SP after a long week at work - always something to be grateful for!

    1652 days ago
    Your list of simple pleasures reveal a depth of enjoyment of life's experiences. Nice post!
    1652 days ago
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