Thursday, August 06, 2009

Simple Pleasures

As I spend time contemplating my priorities and assorted goals for the upcoming year, it's helpful to think of the little things that, when added into the mix of a given day, make the effort and life in general more palatable and fun. So here is my list of 25 simple pleasures, many of which I enjoy any time, and some of which are things I specifically enjoy while at school.
  1. Walking.
  2. Laying on the Quad on a warm sunny day.
  3. Reading a good book.
  4. Movie nights.
  5. Ben & Jerry's.
  6. Frozen yogurt.
  7. Long conversations with good friends.
  8. Conducting along to good classical music.
  9. Spontaneous off-campus outings.
  10. Milk and Oreos.
  11. Cooking with friends.
  12. Soul-baring late-night conversations.
  13. The monuments at night.
  14. Crossing things off my to-do list.
  15. Journaling regularly.
  16. Prowling in an old and used bookstore.
  17. Random sing-a-longs and/or jam sessions.
  18. Fries and a chocolate milkshake.
  19. Sitting outside at dusk.
  20. Warm, fresh chocolate chip cookies.
  21. Disney music.
  22. Reading the comics.
  23. Macaroni and cheese.
  24. Getting mail.
  25. Making someone smile.

1 comment:

R said...

The spirit of this post makes me happy. I especially agree with...well, actually every single point on that list.

Also, I got your text about the concert you were watching. Wish I had PBS. :)

And I like the verb Mari-timed. Because it describes what I was trying to say so perfectly--and I was talking to my SIS adviser and, for the first time since I've been back, actually managed to articulate what I loved so much about Sackville! Then it occurred to me that I've been back for the same amount of time as I was there. Weird.

See you soon! And when you come back, I'm taking you out for coffee.