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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Laura Saxon
Past Member 2 years ago

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

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Emma S.
Emma S.3 years ago

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

KS Goh
KS Goh3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Sarah Metcalf
Sarah M.4 years ago


Jane L.
Jane L.4 years ago

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.

Emily S.
Emily S.4 years ago

Love it! :)

Karen Langer
Karen L.4 years ago


Sylvia J.
Sylvia Jones4 years ago

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.

Victor M.
Victor M.4 years ago

Some books, some music,....