There are so many simple pleasures that bring me happiness, and yet I often forget to notice or enjoy the brief, sometimes instantaneous, joy they can bring on a cloudy day. I once had my 5th grade students write as many "natural highs" as they could think of, but I like the idea of a bliss list! Thanks for the great idea, Janna. Though I'm not as poetic as my niece, these are a few things that make me smile, make me sigh, or make me laugh. They bring me bliss...sweet, magical bliss!
The scent of fresh cut grass.
Soft, puppy kisses.
Cool, crisp sheets off the clothesline.
Sleeping babies, puppies, kittens.
Crickets chirping outside the tent.
Tropical scented sunscreen.
Movies about real life.
Fresh fruit or vegetables from garden.
The first bite of a crisp dill pickle.
Airplanes flying overhead.
Someone brushing my hair.
Well-worn in jeans.
Coke with ice.
Sand, water, waves.
Unexpected personal mail.
Saturday morning snuggles/chats with daughters.
Breakfast for dinner.