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Thread: LIfe's litte pleasures

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    As I was drinking my morning coffee on my back porch, watching the sun come up, I got to thinking of how much pleasure that brings to me. What are some of the little things in life that bring you pleasure? Here are some of mine:

    hearing the birds sing and watching them at the feeder and birdbath
    being with my grandsons
    clean windows
    a beautiful day (no matter the season)
    a pair of jeans that actually fit
    comfortable shoes
    finishing a project (quilting or other)
    reading a good book
    having a little time during the day for myself
    sending off a box of handmade items to charity

    There must be more, but I've got to get to work now!

    Let's hear from you!

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    Seeing a bluebird, or cute birds at the feeders
    Drinking coffee with boyfriend outside on a Summer morning
    Sunday dinner withthe whole family
    Hugging a pet
    Watching a movie with the kids with quilting in my lap
    friskie bulldog chasing everyone around the yard, cuz shes usually so lazy

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    My dogs taking naps
    Finishing a project
    Lunch with friends
    Sitting outside reading a book
    Hugs
    working on charity quilts

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    Feeding my little wild critters. ;)
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    Visiting quilt shops with quilting friends
    Sewing the last few inches of binding on
    Emails from my QB friend
    An open parking space in front of my house
    Kissing my dog on top of his head (always has lipstick mark there)

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    Seeing my children pull up out front. Seeing and hearing the little grandkids running toward me hollering,"Hi Mawma!"

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    What a nice post!!!!!!!!
    Here's a sampling of mine:

    My cat Maggie purring me to sleep
    A nice cup of coffee
    Watching baseball games
    This board!!
    The hum of my sewing machine
    Talks with my Mom on the phone
    The seasons- I love them all
    Memories
    A great read
    The library
    Music
    Anything sewing related
    Stopping to notice nature

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    An unexpected visit from one of the kids; especially when I am working long hours. I wonder if they really know how that can brighten my day?

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    watching my cat sleep on his back - he looks like such a dust bunny - and his tail is hanging down the side of the chair
    when DS puts the leftovers away after supper
    when someone "quotes" something I said on the QB - in a positive way
    the first ripe tomatoes from the garden

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    My pleasure in life are:
    my babies...
    my husband....
    my mommy....
    knowing I have been lucky to have the life I do...
    hearing my children laughter....
    knowing one day I will fit back into the size 8 jeans,,( I hope soon!!!)....
    knowing everyday I wake up,,it is another gift from above.....

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    hearing "I love you" from my kids, my grand kids, my hubby, my best friend

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    Early morning coffee out in my backyard knowing my family is safe, sound and sleeping.
    Watching the smile on my dog's face when I say "go get that ball!"
    Being able to move freely.
    Knowing that I am truly blessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsdralshhadeh
    My pleasure in life are:
    my babies...
    my husband....
    my mommy....
    knowing I have been lucky to have the life I do...
    hearing my children laughter....
    knowing one day I will fit back into the size 8 jeans,,( I hope soon!!!)....
    knowing everyday I wake up,,it is another gift from above.....
    And seeing may favorite soldiers (YOU) sweet face in the mornings! :thumbup:

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    Saturdays, when "Lovin' Man" is able to sleep in with me and I get to wake up next to him.
    My kitties.. they just always seem to make me smile or laugh.
    Hanging with my dad and he isn't crabby! ;)
    When my son actually achieves something he said he would.
    A beautiful day when it is nice and breezy.

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    I have another to add :

    reading about all the things that make you happy - it brings a smile to my face

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    Getting a phone call from my kids.
    Hearing from friends/family email/snail or phone
    having my house clean (notice I did not say CLEANING the house!!)
    watching the sun set
    a good cup of coffee
    a finished UFO
    starting a special quilt
    a hug from my hubby who is not demonstrative
    a lightbulb moment with a student
    an unexpected thank you

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    Waking up and getting out of bed
    Having coffee on the patio with the birds chirping & flitting around in the backyard.
    Watching the birds & Squirrels feed at the feeders.
    Getting a phone call from my kids, just because.
    My 7 yr old DGS's email's he sends
    This Board daily
    Reading a great book
    Ending my day out on the patio when it is so quiet out.
    Looking into my dog's eyes & knowing they love me as much as I love them.

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    Spending time with family and friends
    Sweet, sticky kisses and hugs from my grands
    Sunrises/sunsets
    Walks in the woods or in the surf at the coast
    The first 80 degree day of summer
    The first snowfall of the year

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    finding that piece of fabric that I knew was "somewhere"
    when DH offered the last bit of ice cream to me, and I knew he wanted it, too
    when there was "barely enough" fabric to finish the project, and managed to eke it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Quote Originally Posted by mrsdralshhadeh
    My pleasure in life are:
    my babies...
    my husband....
    my mommy....
    knowing I have been lucky to have the life I do...
    hearing my children laughter....
    knowing one day I will fit back into the size 8 jeans,,( I hope soon!!!)....
    knowing everyday I wake up,,it is another gift from above.....
    And seeing may favorite soldiers (YOU) sweet face in the mornings! :thumbup:
    AWWW>...thank you. and I love seeing your avavtar!!! Makes me crack up everytime I see it!!!

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    The sound of crickets, or spring peepers...

    ...misty nights...

    ... walking barefoot in sand.

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    getting home (and the rest of the family, too) when the roads are really bad

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    Smiles on my grandchildren's faces and their laughter
    Watching a grandchild do something nice for his/her sibling or cousin
    Phonecalls from my kids
    Finding a favorite fabric in a shop when I thought it was unattainable.
    Colors and patterns of fabric
    Quilt projects when they are done

    Love the sound of the frogs croaking
    Love the calls and songs of the birds
    Walking in the timber all by myself - praying and enjoying God's creations.

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    Here are some of mine;

    The smell of rain and fresh baked bread
    Spending time with my hubby
    Riding my horse
    A good book I can get lost in
    Listening to music-whatever kind suits my mood
    Holding a sleeping baby
    Biting into a really good steak that is so tender it melts in your mouth
    Going to church on Sunday morning
    A finished quilt!

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    A summer thunderstorm early in the morning. I love to just lay in bed listening with the windows open.
    Sitting on the beach watching and listening to the ocean.
    Relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book.
    Laughing with friends and family.
    The sight of my son covered head to toe in grease because he spent the day under his car repairing it.
    My other son displaying his wacky sense of humor!
    My daughters and their smiles.

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