They say the best things in life are free and the current pandemic has taught us that even more. Life is full of small pleasures and if we look around, there are tiny things that probably give us the most joy. Here is my list of life’s small pleasures:
The smell of freshly mowed grass
I make it a point to be around when my husband is mowing the lawn. The smell makes me feel closer to nature.
The smell of first rain on soil
As a young girl, growing up in india, we used to dance at the onset of monsoon as that meant the end to the long summer. The smell of rain on that dry, parched soil was intoxicating. It still brings so many fond memories!
Sitting on a bench, doing nothing
I love sitting on a bench in a park, doing nothing and just observing people pass by. From time to time, I will have eye contact with some and we will exchange a smile. It is very satisfying and reminds me that we may look different but we are all human.
A good, hearty laugh is always satisfying. I love to laugh and have been told that I have a distinctive laugh which can be heard across rooms. I remember laughing over nothing with my sister and close friends and it was like we shared an unspoken secret. So many memories associated with a simple pleasure of laughter.
Having tea with my husband in the morning
I love a good tea and since we got married, it is something that my darling husband learned to make as I need it in the morning to wake up. It has since become a ritual. We spend at least 30 mins every morning having our tea in peace. It is our time and we love it as it helps start the day right. On weekends, we spend more time and it is a highlight of our mornings and life.
I will leave it with the parting quote from one of my favourite poems “Leisure” by W.H. Davies
What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.