Seven simple things that make me happy

Springboarding from Terri’s post about seven things about her that people don’t know, and keeping with the current trend toward simplicity, I decided to post seven simple things that make me happy.

1. Deadheading my tidal wave petunias in the summer time when I come home from. It’s just such a peaceful, and repetetive task that somehow relaxes me.

2. The first sip of coffee in the morning.

3. A new bar of soap. I don’t know why but I love the crispness of a new bar of Dove soap, especially that little bird in the middle.

4. My crock pot. It belonged to my mom, and when I come home from work and there’s a meal simmering away it so comforting.

5. Beating my husband at Flinch.

6. Rubbing my dog’s bellies.

7. The smell of freshly cut grass.

Now…what’s on your list of seven?


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I love the twist! And how I can agree with you on that new bar of soap only I love Ivory. I think it is that fresh smell too when it comes out of the wrapper.
    What a nice positive approach to the challenge!

  2. I love your focus on simplicity. After reading your blog and Barbara’s I have begun to focus more on simplicity myself! Thanks!

  3. I’m with you on the first sip of coffee. Starting a great new book, anticipating the hours of pleasure ahead. A fire in the fireplace, sleet hitting the windows. Which these make me see it’s true, it’s the simple things that comfort. Thanks.

  4. Terri – I’m glad I’m not the only one who appreciates a fresh bar of soap.

    Pat – I am enjoying your posts on simplicity as well.

    Joanne – Ahhh yes, the pleasure of starting a new book. That’ one of my favorite things as well.

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