Simple Moments of Happiness

Happiness is still a mystery to most of us, but glimpses of it are to be found in simple moments like these…

  • A fresh-from-the-farm meal, enjoyed in the garden with your family.
  • Popcorn at the movies.
  • Listening to an old song and leafing through the album of memories that it stirs up in your mind…
  • Throwing “should” to the wind and letting the moment take you away!
  • Time spent with your best friend, even if it is a quick cup of coffee.
  • The sight of butterflies in a garden full of blossoms.
  • A lung full of pure, sweet, mountain air.
  • Children playing in the rain. Children playing anywhere. Children.
  • A new shirt or dress that makes you feel fit and radiant.
  • The smell of vanilla and cinnamon filling your home.
  • Those moments before bedtime, when you curl up with a beautiful book.
  • A look of love from someone you love.

Really, happiness can be so very simple! A quick gladdening of the heart, a fleeting but fulfilling emotion…

Please add to the list. I would love to hear about the things that make you happy!



B Jackson
BJ J4 years ago

Simple pleasures.

Mary B.
Mary B4 years ago

Listening to a gentle summer rain all night with the windows open and getting an occational whiff of sweet rain drenched air as the breeze picks up ever so slightly.
Sitting by my campfire pit at the end of the day listening to the evening birds start up, and savoring the satisfaction of a good busy productive day doing all the projects that I do around my yard and house.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Yep, it is the simple things in life...

Shirley E.
Shirley E4 years ago

Relief when the dentist gives you the 'all clear' for another six months. Handing in the very last piece of coursework to clinch your diploma. Realising you're walking upright, bouncy and pain free after severe back injury. Dropping coins or notes or leaving great books to be found by strangers. Knowing your prayers have been heard.

Bonnie M.
Bonnie M4 years ago to the beat of your favorite song
.. cook a fabulous meal
.. watch the flowers bloom in your garden
.. enjoy moments of just sitting still ,watching the clouds or the stars or the moon or a golden sunset
.. a call from someone who truly cares without an agenda..
So any little things we take for granted.
Thanks for these thoughts

Sue T.
Susan T4 years ago

I cannot even remember happiness....

Angie B.
Angelene B4 years ago

so true

Angela L.
Angela L4 years ago

a walk on brisk afternoon in the woods.
bike ride on a country road
listen to the birds and the rustling of the leaves, the call of the wild!
read a good book
support a cause

Marija M.
Marija M4 years ago

thank you

Sally W.
Sally Wichmann4 years ago

listening and smelling rain come down and baking cookies