The Simple Pleasures

There are many simple pleasures in life, living life at a slower pace is one. When in Cape Breton life seems to slow down even in the best of times.

I start walking a bit slower when I get off of the plane during my yearly venture to enjoy the summers in beautiful Cape Breton.

A few of my favourite simple pleasures are :

  1. Getting up early looking out at the water and enjoying my first cup of tea.
  2. Watching the boats go by.
  3. Seeing kids water skiing or being pulled on a tube while shouting with glee.
  4. Reading a good book or magazine while soaking in the sun.
  5. Swimming in the Mira and taking a walk along the shore of any beach in Nova Scotia.
  6. Spending an evening with our kids one in their 20’s the other in their 30’s.
  7. Enjoying a meal cooked by our adult children.
  8. Eating outside on a warm summer eve.
  9. Spending time with friends anytime, anyway.
  10. Appreciating all in life that I have to be grateful for.

I love being around our children who are now young adults. Yesterday I got to spend time with my daughter. We cooked together, played crazy eights, and Yahtzee thoroughly enjoying each other’s company. What simpler pleasure could there be than that?

2 thoughts on “The Simple Pleasures

  1. Your ten-point list is one well worth reading, rereading, and posting in a prominent place as a reminder of what we often overlook to our own detriment. Along the lines of what you describe in this post, I find that setting everything aside at the end of a long day and taking a walk through a nearby park (which offers wonderful tree-covered paths, several small ponds and lakes, and endless suprises regardless of how many times I have explored that magnificent refuge in the middle of an urban setting) helps put things in perspective–and reminds me that those “simple” things are not so simple after all.

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