"The secret to a happy life is continuous small treats." ~ Iris Murdoch
* a Godiva truffle * a hot, scented soak in a deep, deep tub * a new book and a whole evening in which to read it * strawberries * a comfy chair with a good light source near at hand * a deep sniff of your favorite perfume * one perfect peony on my nightstand * a quiet evening alone in my small house * cold glass of milk with a hot chocolate chip cookie * rewatching a favorite TV show on DVD * pink ink pens and colored paper clips * talking on the phone to far away friends * writing a letter on real stationary * peaches sliced like moon slivers and dusted with sugar * a pedicure in a daring color * Lay's Dill Pickle Chips * Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade * a plush rug and bare feet * tiny white cottages * a delicious brunch with the family * looking at country churches with steeples * stopping to listen to a carillon * visiting a butterfly house * planting bulbs in the fall * frozen grapes * photographing old farmhouses * a new magazine * checking the mail * fresh sheets on the bed * arm rubs during church * a rainy evening with Texas blues on the radio * barefoot walks * Eva Cassidy's voice * list making * petting the dogs * burning my favorite scented candle * free samples at Russel Stover * fresh flowers at work * pretty file folders * heavy scissors that work perfectly * being the first person to read a new library book * hot chocolate after a cold walk * sitting by the edge of a river watching it flow on by * brand new colored pencils * spending an hour poking around Etsy * plums *
What are your favorite small treats?
The cottage above is Herbert Hoover's childhood home in West Branch, Iowa.