small is beautiful


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
small is beautiful

It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty
than to live a long time and be bored all the while." Don Marquis

it is your days that define your life. the common perception is only possible to enjoy your leisure time. the professional stuck in the 9 to 5 grind who longs for the weekend and, in the process, has given up on trying to find pleasure in the ordinary experiences we have every day.

we all have basic needs to survive; food, clothing, shelter... etc. But we also need other things to make us happy, a mental vitamin if you will. things that cheer up your day, these are other than those that make you psychologically healthy and sane

the small pleasures i mean are like icing on top of a cake. the cherry in your icecream, the anchovies in your pizza (if you like anchovies). they just make you smile. stuff that you really enjoy. here are some of the things that i enjoy

1. Appreciate Beauty.

Each day we come across beauty in a number of shapes and forms. It’s a shame,people have become so accustomed to this beauty that it largely goes unappreciated Look at the people, plants, gadgets, and buildings around you and taking a moment to appreciate what makes them so special.

2. Connect With Nature.

Nature is an amazing healer for the stresses and strains of modern life. Eating lunch in the park, attending to a vegetable garden in your backyard, or watching the sunset are just a few simple ideas for how you can enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis.

3. Laugh.

E. E. Cummings once said “the most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Never be too busy to laugh, or too serious to smile. Instead, surround yourself with fun people and don’t get caught up in your own sense of importance.

4. Have Simple Pleasures.

A good cup of coffee when I first wake. Time spent playing with my 2 year old dahghter. Cooking a nice meal in the evening. These may not seem terribly exciting, but they are some of the simple pleasures I enjoy in life. If you slow down for just a moment and take the time to appreciate these ordinary events, life becomes instantly more enjoyable.

5.. Connect With People

In so many ways, it is our relationships with people that give us the most happiness in life. the best way to enjoy your work more is not to get a raise or a promotion, but rather to build rewarding relationships with your co-workers.

6. Learn.

There is a strong link between learning and happiness. Given this, there is no excuse not to be stimulating your brain and learning something new each day

7. Rethink Your Mornings and Evenings

For example, in the morning you may choose to wake an hour earlier and spend the time working on yourself, whether it be reading, writing or exercising. In the evening, consider spending some time just before bed reviewing your day or in meditation.

8. Celebrate Your Successes.

During a normal day we are sure to have some minor successes. Perhaps you have successfully dealt with a difficult customer, made a sale, or received a nice compliment for your work.Share the experience with someone else, reward yourself with a nice lunch, or just give yourself a mental pat on the back.

Small pleasures in Life.

1. Watching sunlight shine through leaves.

2. A favorite song that comes on the radio just as I was thinking of it

3. observing Fireflies

4. Waking up in the morning and realizing that have 10 more minutes to sleep

5. Having a long conversation with a close friend

6. Getting a hug from someone you love

7. Cooking something for your spouse

8. Dancing with your lsoulmate

9. Watching a flower blossom

10. Walking barefoot on grass and feeling the dew on your feet.

11. Watching a child smile

12. Watching a bird feeding her kids in a nest

13. Walking on the beach

14. Eating an Ice Cream on a rainy day

15. Singing in the shower, at the top of your voice

16. Watching a flock of birds flying together in the sky

17. an exercise endorphin high

18. soulmate's handwritten love letter ( ofcourse to you )

19. movie theater popcorn

20. playing violin or hearing Music

21. inspiring blogs

22. a novel you can get lost in

23. finding the perfect piece of clothing...on sale

24. a long walk that clears your head

25. smiling at a stranger

26. flying a kite lights all the way home
28.the smell of fresh-baked bread

29.reading your child a bedtime story

30. Having coffee and chocolate with your friends

31. . jigsaw puzzles

32.. shopping at flea markets

33.. the smell of grass when freshly cut

34. buying nice smelling things

35.. talking to new people (not just on the net)

36..chinese food

varakavi Bharathi once sang breezy dulcet words'Eththanai kodi inbam vaiththaai-yengal Iraiva, iraiva, iraiva'. so let us enjoy the beautiful small pleasures of daily life

"Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. (mnna is a heaven's bread)


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