The other day there was a beautiful rain shower here in Miami Beach. And it got me thinking about simple pleasures. Can anyone tell me anything cooler than sitting on your balcony, eating pizza, and drinking a Dr. Pepper while you watch a thunderstorm?
I know I can’t.
Unless it is watching a kitten, fascinated with a string. Or a puppy I once had named Starbuck. I would throw a stick and he would fetch it, and simply be in heaven, dragging it along in his mouth as we walked home. The stick was bigger than he was. But he was as content with his teeth clamped around that as any animal I’ve seen.
A sunrise or sunset. A bird swooping into the water to catch a fish. The sound of waves crashing on the shore. Or the bustle on a city at night. A couple weeks ago there was a dolphin frolicking in the marina under my office window. I stopped everything just to drink in the moment. It was spiritual.
How many simple pleasures are around you all the time? And are you taking time to appreciate them?