A list of simple pleasures

After yesterday’s post I thought I’d add to my list of simple pleasures. I think it might be a nice thing to have pinned up for tough days. This is the juice of life. Instead of lying in bed tonight and working out what you have to do tomorrow, make a list of 5 things. You’ll have the sweetest of dreams.

  1. The smell of freshly ground coffee as I drive home from the central markets
  2. Sliding into clean sheets
  3. Taking my shoes off
  4. Wearing my hood up when I’m cold and tired
  5. Walking on wet sand (no matter the weather)
  6. Stepping outside at 6am on a hot summers day
  7. A good hug
  8. When one of the dogs lick me on the hand
  9. The smell of cut grass
  10. Going to airports
  11. Music and how a good song changes everything
  12. Steaming hot baths with the windows wide open in the middle of winter
  13. Crunching through Autumn leaves
  14. Streets covered with Jacaranda blossom
  15. The smell of fresh baking (someone was making pastry on my walk yesterday)
  16. Watching people in train stations and guessing what they’re doing
  17. Finishing a workout knowing you’ve given it your all 110%
  18. Being the first one awake in the house, maybe the street
  19. That feeling after a good sneeze
  20. The first bite into perfectly ripe fruit

If you have a blog, I’d love to see your list.

Photo: From the movie ‘Amelie’. The bean thing must be a common simple pleasure as there’s a place in the Central Markets which has a sign above their beans asking customers to not slide their fingers through the beans.

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book