On simple pleasures

Fresh sheets

  • Walking through a grove of tea olive trees.

  • $5 dollar peony bouquets from Trader Joe’s

  • Strawberries at the peak of summer

  • Tomato sandwiches

  • A deep belly laugh — the kind that reverberates through your body and makes you feel simultaneously alive and close to death.

  • Freshly baked biscuits

  • Quiet evenings at home

  • A roaring fire and steaming cup of tea

  • A cherished pet sleeping soundly on your chest

  • Tomato and mayo sandwich

  • Air conditioning

  • Crossing an item off a to-do list

  • Perfect timing

  • The golden sheen of freshly baked rolls

  • My cousin’s kid telling me I’m the best cook she’s ever met

  • Accelerating onto an open road

  • Voices in harmony

  • The kindness of strangers

  • Crisp winter air

  • A space to call your own

Originally published on January 16, 2019 at Alwaysatodds.com.