Saturday, August 10, 2013

Small Pleasures

It is time to review some small pleasures:

  • Mowing the lawn.
  • Brewing coffee.
  • Frying bacon.
  • Writing with a fountain pen.
  • Re-reading "The Wind in the Willows" or "Treasure Island."
  • Washing dishes.
  • Shining shoes.
  • Watching your wife's expressions and remembering why you fell in love with her.
  • Listening to "Appalachian Spring."
  • Using a good eraser.
  • Watching the birds.
  • Listening to the wind.
  • Playing some Dave Brubeck.
  • Scanning the sky.
  • Catching up with an old friend.
  • Uncovering a new insight.
  • Taking a shower with a fresh bar of soap.
  • Discovering a great and prolific author.
  • Washing the car while listening to a baseball game on the radio.
  • Watching a good person succeed.
  • Having a nice conversation with one of your children.
  • Riding a bicycle.
  • Sitting on the porch or the patio and slowly reading the newspaper.

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