I read the news for FREE every day on my trusty Mac, so what is the big deal about a thick folded messy newspaper on the driveway?
Hubs cracked up at my reaction because he knows me well. He knows how much I used to look forward to a Sunday afternoon spent reading every single page (except sports section) of the weekend newspaper.
My hands ended up inky and I usually had to grab scissors to save some "important" article or coupon. I loved columnists like Erma Bombeck, Herb Cain and Dave Barry. I wanted to be them.
One year my favorite birthday present was a weekend subscription to the paper! So silly, but Hubs knew exactly what I wanted. So instead of stopping at a news-stand after church every Sunday, I would awake to the big fat roll of paper on my driveway! Bliss! Haha!
This morning while eating the yummy scrambled egg burrito wrap that he made before going to work, Hubs and I sat in the sun and I read the front page. A fascinating story of the new version of "communes" happening in San Francisco in recent years. There are at least half a dozen luxury mansions being bought up by groups of young tech entrepreneurs and they are sharing costs and chores in order to live in a more creative and beautiful environment. Love it! Kind of like the reality show houses but for real. So interesting!
The rest of the paper is being saved for later this afternoon after I get some other work done. It will be my reward and treat to myself. So silly, but silly is good for us, don't you think?
Small pleasures need to be grabbed, enjoyed and noticed in our lives. When the little pleasures are not recognized and noted, they turn into a need and the delight is lost. Remember when stopping into a Starbucks was a small pleasure and a treat? After time it morphed into a need, a must-have instead of a fun treat. It still tastes wonderful, but did you lose the delight somewhere along the line?
November is the month for remembering the large and small delights in our lives. Being thankful will change an ordinary day into a lovely one. But it takes notice, it requires paying attention. What are some of your small pleasures? I'd love to know, really....
Thankful for you,
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