After weeks of rain and snow, yesterday was a sunny day. My husband and I managed to drag ourselves away from the TV and computer and we went for a walk. Just a simple walk. There are some nice forested trails near our home that are mostly level and away from traffic. The dirt paths are soft and easy on the knees. My husband and I walked and talked, and talked and walked for a couple of hours.
It made me think. Sometimes it is the simplest things that bring the most pleasure. And the most benefits. While enjoying our time together we got the benefit of exercise and the pleasure of rare winter sunshine. Our activity was totally environmentally friendly and it was free! I had more fun just walking with my husband, than I would have gotten watching a movie, or going out to dinner, or even going to the casino.
I don’t know when I started thinking that simple meant second class. We had unexpected company for dinner one night, and I served what I had planned for the day. Turkey soup and bread (both homemade). We eat this frequently at my house. It is cheap and filling and easy to make. I was a little embarrassed that I didn’t have time to go to the store and buy the ingredients to make a fancy dinner for my company. Guess what, they loved it, and over a year later they still comment on how much they loved my simple meal.
Sometimes the simple things really are the best! What are your simple pleasures?