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Life’s Little Luxuries

Life’s Little Luxuries

Sometimes, I like to jot down a list of simple pleasures—things that make me grateful to be alive, and deep-down happy.

Here is my latest list. I would love to hear about yours.

A four-poster bed.

A collection of hand-made soaps

Fresh flowers on my writing desk every morning

A handmade quilt

An old wooden chest

Silk scarves

Lace tablecloth, gracefully skirting the floor

Polished wood flooring

A snuggly couch

Floral cushions

Sachets of herb tea

The scent of vanilla

Hot cocoa topped with marshmallows

A slab of rich dark chocolate

Lots of natural light

A beautiful bird bath

Foot-hugging bathroom slippers

Crisp, clean cotton bedlinen

Body butter

Flowerpots and herbs on my kitchen windowsill

A corner where I can just sit, just be

A lovely chandelier, lit with candles

A beautiful full-length mirror

Fresh fruits in a big bowl

A wicker basket for my magazines

Red check napkins and tablecloth

A woven cotton rug

A lovely coffee mug

Homemade cookies in a jar





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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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3:54AM PDT on May 15, 2013

Tea from Teavana, candies and other goodies from Harry and David and World Market.

10:28AM PST on Nov 4, 2012


10:20AM PST on Feb 1, 2012

I wish I had time to list them all! Think I might start a gratitude book - will write down five every evening...

1:27AM PST on Jan 1, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:33PM PST on Nov 25, 2011


7:08PM PST on Nov 19, 2011

The author likes a lot of THINGS. I tend to agree with many of the comments where MOMENTS are listed. One of my favourites is simply just to be relaxing at home because it's in complete contrast with the stress and overwhelming sense of work I need to get done 6 out of 7 days of the week.

2:02PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Love it! :)

9:10PM PST on Nov 12, 2011


12:49PM PST on Nov 11, 2011

I like this exercise! My joy is in nature. Sunrise, chattering crows, sunshine on flowers, dew on grass, white sheets on a clothes line, waving in the wind, fruit trees in bloom, dogs playing on the grass and vegetable gardens. All things cozy and bright and shiny also bring pleasure.

9:28AM PST on Nov 11, 2011

Some books, some music,....

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