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To combat the impending Winter and the lagging economy, last week Smitten challenged its readers to list five of their favorite simple pleasures in life. By making ourselves more aware of the good things around us, we can take our minds off of the things in our lives that aren't going as well as we'd like. It's all about the power of positive thinking, so if you're a person who tends to see the glass as half empty, this is perfect for you! My simple pleasures for today: a good night's sleep, a hot shower, and a sunny day. What are yours?

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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well it's silly but watching my favorite shows from back in the day are simple pleasures, and being able to have a day or even half a day off from work is up there as well...or even getting a $10 manicure.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
1.Breakfast 2.Road trips 3.Borders bookstores 4.Bike riding in the fall 5.Getting a smile from a cute boy 6.The way I feel after a good workout (endorphins!)
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
1.Breakfast2.Road trips3.Borders bookstores4.Bike riding in the fall5.Getting a smile from a cute boy6.The way I feel after a good workout (endorphins!)
Miggs0708 Miggs0708 8 years
1. The smell of fall leaves in the air 2. Hugs from my daughter - there is nothing more special than that unconditional love 3. Puppy kisses - same unconditional love thing here too 4. Hot apple cider 5. A good book and a warm blanket
Miggs0708 Miggs0708 8 years
1. The smell of fall leaves in the air2. Hugs from my daughter - there is nothing more special than that unconditional love3. Puppy kisses - same unconditional love thing here too4. Hot apple cider5. A good book and a warm blanket
jgulli3 jgulli3 8 years
1. A sunny day2. Music3. Coffee4. Seeing family / friends 5. Getting a new magazine in the mail
jgulli3 jgulli3 8 years
1. A sunny day 2. Music 3. Coffee 4. Seeing family / friends 5. Getting a new magazine in the mail
kellyphoto kellyphoto 8 years
1. Naps 2. lying on grass in the sun 3. fresh bread 4. flowers 5. warm towels
kellyphoto kellyphoto 8 years
1. Naps2. lying on grass in the sun3. fresh bread4. flowers5. warm towels
Colleeninator Colleeninator 8 years
My husband's smile Anything that I would put in a mug (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) Small metal objects(i.e. my wedding ring, quarters, etc.) Getting an email/snail mail that's actually for ME Completing a task on my to-do list
Colleeninator Colleeninator 8 years
My husband's smileAnything that I would put in a mug (coffee, tea, hot chocolate)Small metal objects(i.e. my wedding ring, quarters, etc.)Getting an email/snail mail that's actually for MECompleting a task on my to-do list
Poster-of-a-Girl Poster-of-a-Girl 8 years
First coffee of the day, meeting a friendly cat on the street that wants petting, sunshine, bookstores, that song comes on that fits your mood exactly
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
Coming home to my happy, smily dog; Pearl Jam; bookstore dates with my fiance; my family; getting lost in a great book.
MsTwirlySkirts MsTwirlySkirts 8 years
1)cuddling 2)coming home to find the bed made 3)reality tv 4)seeing a baby smile 5)massages
MsTwirlySkirts MsTwirlySkirts 8 years
1)cuddling 2)coming home to find the bed made3)reality tv 4)seeing a baby smile5)massages
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 8 years
1. Music from my freshman and sophopmore year of high school. 2. Ice cream with my girl friends 3. Riding the train [anywhere. it just cheers me up] 4. A hot bath 5. flowers on the dining room table.
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 8 years
1. Music from my freshman and sophopmore year of high school.2. Ice cream with my girl friends3. Riding the train [anywhere. it just cheers me up]4. A hot bath5. flowers on the dining room table.
LaBelleDame LaBelleDame 8 years
1. A warm smile 2. A great conversation with a good friend. 3. Sitting outside 4. Wine (or Beer) 5. Phone call to a parent (it's great to brighten their day too)
LaBelleDame LaBelleDame 8 years
1. A warm smile2. A great conversation with a good friend.3. Sitting outside4. Wine (or Beer)5. Phone call to a parent (it's great to brighten their day too)
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
1. a hot bath scented with something nice (can't have this right now because of where I live, though) 2. petting my cats, feeding my cats 3. morning tea 4. running to cheesy music 5. wine
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
1. a hot bath scented with something nice (can't have this right now because of where I live, though)2. petting my cats, feeding my cats3. morning tea4. running to cheesy music5. wine
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
1. A nap 2. A warm bath 3. A back rub 4. Hot soup 5. Booze
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
1. A nap2. A warm bath3. A back rub4. Hot soup5. Booze
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Why am I always first or almost... *sigh* ... 1. Good toast with natural peanut butter 2. Morning Coffee 3. Super Soft socks 4. Sleeping late 5. Eating dessert for breakfast :) Oh, and ranch flavored sunflower seeds in the shell...I am addicted. I need help. Seriously.
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