“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”
When you get caught up in the mundane stresses of life, it is refreshing to think of the tiny pockets of happiness that you are overlooking. In college, I remember a Psychology 101 class where we had to write a happiness list. It was one of my favorite assignments and I liked to continually add to it.
Amidst the busyness of this school year and my upcoming fall photoshoots (message if you want a session), there are days where I feel like I am simply going through the motions.
I was inspired by a recent CupofJo blog post where Joanna listed her simple pleasures of life. What are yours?
Here are mine ~
- The word tapioca
- my baby’s eyes squinting in sunlight
- clouds going to sleep
- Pakistani crows cawing
- any tropical breeze
- my grandmother’s voice
- the days my children get hot lunch at school
- packages in the mail
- sprinkling turmeric in Maggie Ramen noodles that saturate in the spicy soup
- my mother’s aloo-gosht curry with meat and potatoes
- the sound of my baby crawling on the wooden floor with her hands slapping the ground pat, pat, pat
- the personalities of my three brothers
- a warm shawl
- bubbling laughter of my cousins
- when my father acts goofy with my daughters
- when my mother bathes my children and their cheeks shine
- lemon scented foaming kitchen soap
- nursing and rocking my baby to sleep, forward, back, forward, back
- hugging a warm towel from the dryer
- seeing my children cackle and greet my husband after a long day of work
- the chirpy sound the red cardinal makes at sunset and catching him feeding his mate
- and lugging home a bag of fat crinkly books from the library!