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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Best Things in Life...


I guess it's OK to feel under the weather occasionally - it gives you the opportunity to appreciate the best things in life while you fathom out what's not going quite so well. And when life's bobbing along nicely, it's easy to take the simple things that make every day special for granted and not think about the future and where we might be heading.  

In no particular order whatsoever, here are just a few of the things I love most. This list was scribbled down in a matter of minutes and reading it back made me realise that I have much to be grateful for. Many of them might be the simplest pleasures that life has to offer... but aren't they the best things of all?

Curling up with a book . My daughters . Hugs . Pimms . Strawberries . Dark chocolate . Travel . Our rescue cat, Kitty . Volunteering . Laughter . Clean sheets . Beachcombing . Listening to old songs . People watching . A good night's sleep . Mr A . New socks . Looking through old photo albums . Fairy lights . Peanut butter and lettuce on wholemeal pitta . The latest edition of my favourite magazine . Writing in pencil . Long walks in the woods . Maltesers . The sound of the sea . Cocktails . Wearing wellies . Friends and family . Catnaps . A mug of hot chocolate on a really cold day . Orchids . Warm fluffy towels . Ferris Bueller's Day Off . Live music . The first cup of coffee . The second glass of Prosecco . Spending time with my 12-year-old nephew . Being inside when it's cold and rainy outside . Dark chocolate digestives . Getting to Skype with my daughters . French bread and Boursin . My iPod and its eclectic mix of downloaded tracks . Arriving home at the end of a hectic day . My little red car . Talking to the cat as though she's our third child . Radio 2 . Time off for good behaviour . Red nail polish . Purple shoes . Straight hair days


It's good to reflect on life occasionally and make a note of all the things you cherish and love the most.

What would you write on your list I wonder?


Until next time...

Copyright©2014 Izzie Anderton

5 comments :

  1. I definitely second quite a few on your list - especially the sound of the sea and french bread and boursin! I'd add getting into bed with freshly laundered sheets! x

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  2. Oh this is a lovely list - I detect a theme or two - chocolate, red and your cat's company - idyllic! I would definitely put being alone and being with my kids on mine, plus having my friend's dog sometimes, the sunny weather or coming into a warm home from cold weather.... you've got me started now. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. What a fab post! I'm very much someone who appreciates what I've got and a lot of my list would look like yours - books, music, prosecco, being inside whilst cold outside, hot chocolate, clean sheets and of course Hubs and our girls. I also enjoy my alone time, time with friends and family, writing my blog and my books, and Christmas :-)

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  4. This is a great list! I also love being inside when it's cold and rainy outside (which doesn't happen often enough here in southern California!).

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  5. As always camping in the backcountry is at the top of my list, vacationing with my husband anywhere is tied for that first place position. With the kids older and doing their own thing, we are enjoying the renewed closeness we have had for so many years.

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