Everyday distractions may keep some of us from acknowledging the simple treasures in our lives. Here are a few of life's simple pleasures among many that we cannot take for granted.
1. Enjoying Nature.
Certainly we keep to forecasts on our phones or the television to plan our days and weeks ahead, but have you stepped back to notice just how much you enjoy the sunshine on a clear day? The sight of flowers or a freshly minted lawn can quickly lift your spirits. Walks in nature are often so refreshing that we ought to remember how valuable the gift of nature really can be.
2. A Simple Hug.
Whether for an outstanding occasion such as a birthday or graduation, or just because, a hug can show your inner affection and can even touch someone's heart. Give that warm embrace regularly and surely your affection will find its way back to you.
3. A Good Night's Sleep.
Sleep is so vital to our well-being yet often we forget how nice it feels to sleep well. A good night's rest is a jewel not to be forsaken. Through any phase in life, receiving good sleep should be valued and hopefully achieved without much difficulty. Many who wrestle to find comfort with their shut eye can attest to the value of sleeping well. Try not to take it for granted.
4. Lifting Someone's Spirits.
We may feel down at times, and soon we may forget that sadness. Still, the way another person can help lift sadness away from our expression is not something we soon forget. It is a simple treasure both to receive and to give this spirit-boosting gesture. How noble is it to be able to change someone else's mood to being more cheerful? Try this next time and you'll feel happier yourself in no time.
5. A Glass of Water.
For those who might fast or simply don't have access to clean drinking water, the commodity of hydration of oneself may be even more valued compared to those who are privileged with it consistently. Still, how much unending appreciation should there be for a clean, refreshing glass of water? Not enough. It is a tremendously significant part of lives for health and sanitation reasons among others and should be valued to the fullest.
So the next time you might be overwhelmed or just get a moment, remember these simple treasures in life and how lucky you could be to enjoy these as often as you can.