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Simple Pleasures Thread

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bellend123 Fri 23-Sep-16 22:06:33

I'm going to use this thread to list the things I've enjoyed during my day, however small they may be. I'm at a good point thankfully due to medication but want to keep upbeat and positive about things. Today I enjoyed:
My morning cup of coffee cos I love coffee.
A bowl of pesto pasta.
A juicy nectarine because it was perfectly ripe.
Watching my daughter eat because she chews so beautifully and delicately.
Taking my daughter to toddler group because on the way she pointed out everything that she knew and she's just started speaking.
My bottle of chardonnay grin

If anybody else has anything to add that would be great to read. I realise that some people will be feeling really low flowers but it's important to identify little things that give us pleasure smile

ChrissieLatham Fri 23-Sep-16 22:08:12

The autumn sunshine
Cosy bed
Fresher air now it's cooler
Cuddles with DD
Dominos pizza

bellend123 Fri 23-Sep-16 22:20:53

Yeah I'm enjoying the fresher air too, I get really sweaty thanks to my antidepressant. Pizza sounds lovely

Ohwoolballs Fri 23-Sep-16 22:33:28

Took our six month old to one of those paint your own pottery places and he was brilliant. Lots of foot and hand prints.
When I washed up I counted the dishes plates bowls before hand so I could get them in size order in the drying rack. (I always have to do this.) It all fit in perfectly.

bellend123 Fri 23-Sep-16 22:38:28

Ohwhool that sounds satisfying. And we'll done to your DS for his pottery painting :-)

Jaimx86 Fri 23-Sep-16 22:44:55

My first cup of tea (7am)
The amazing work my yrs did
Swimming 100 lengths in an empty pool.

bellend123 Fri 23-Sep-16 22:47:58

100 lengths?! Go you!

Amandahugandkisses Fri 23-Sep-16 22:51:21

The autumn sun on my face
Watching DD swim at school
Posting a card to my sister on time for her birthday
Drinking a latte whilst window shopping
A smile from a stranger

bellend123 Fri 23-Sep-16 22:59:58

Amanda a smile from a stranger is always pleasant

bellend123 Sat 24-Sep-16 04:21:37

I forgot to put, yesterday I enjoyed
Painting my nails
Putting a face mask on
Earing two slices of birthday cake

TyrionLannisterforKing Sat 24-Sep-16 04:52:52

Climbing a scaffolding to the top (family's construction site, no trespassing!)
Driving a much better car than I'm used to
Getting the much better car to work
Sketching garden designs
Watching a good film (The Scent of a Woman)
Untangling my hair

I had a great day!

ProfessorPreciseaBug Sat 24-Sep-16 06:04:25

We are sitting up in bed eating breakfast.
the sky is changing colour
soon the sun will rise
and we are going to the boat show.....

Smartleatherbag Sat 24-Sep-16 12:14:38

Hi, this thread is so helpful, thank you. I've been through a good spell for about 3 mths, it's been great, but having a low spell rn. Trying to stay positive. Today I've had a long lie, my cold is almost gone, kids are out for a while so it's quiet. Best wishes all.

Jaimx86 Sat 24-Sep-16 15:13:56

Bellend I used to be a lifeguard so was a pretty normal swim for me - didn't mean to sound like I was showing off.

Simple pleasures today:
First cup of tea (again!)
Having a long cuddle with my dog on the sofa

bellend123 Sat 24-Sep-16 18:52:34

Today I enjoyed
The colder temperatures, I even had to put a jumper on! smile
Eating tinned macaroni cheese on toast for lunch because I love it.
Took my son to the arcade and amusements Park, it was great to see him enjoying himself so much.
Eating candyfloss!
An ice cold bottle of crushed red berries and lime cider.

I hope everyone is having a good day smile

NumbNelly Sat 24-Sep-16 21:04:37

Walking to the bus stop and feeling cold drops of rain on my skin. I feel like I've been numb for so long

bellend123 Sun 25-Sep-16 19:00:07

Having a lie in.
Some cold refreshing water to ease my slight hangover grin
Eating a mango.
Cuddles with my son.

UnicornPee Sun 25-Sep-16 21:35:39

This is a good idea, I've had a really low day today and I think this would help me see the better side of things instead of focusing on the bad. I'm going to start tomorrow.
Thankyou xx

bellend123 Mon 26-Sep-16 20:08:54

Watching the sun rise and the sky turning orange.
Drinking a latte.
Eating prawn cocktail.

PetronellaOsgood Mon 26-Sep-16 20:16:27

Such a good idea, I'm currently trying to come off medication for depression and anxiety so would love to join in.
Walking my dog over the fields in the rain.
Coming home and making sausage and mash, followed by bread and butter pudding.
Lighting the candles, snuggling on the sofa with a spaniel and watching some TV that I'd recorded.

bellend123 Tue 27-Sep-16 20:50:41

An hour's peace when my partner took DD out for a while.
Eating baked potato with lots of cheese.

Helpisathand13 Tue 27-Sep-16 21:01:09

Fantastic thread! I really made a conscious effort a while ago to enjoy as much as I could, look for funny stuff in every situation and keep positive. If ppl are energy suckers just keep batting back negative thoughts with a suggestion of something happy I could recognise in them and pay them a simple complement it goes a long way. My day always a good one when I have shared a smile with someone, even better if its with someone who didn't feel smiley smile. We all influence one another and things around us all opportunity for enjoyment. Great when you have little ones and can point out, the marshmallow clouds, Mr moon, flowers, nature, insects all exciting and new to them. We all need a child's eyes to remind us of the beauty and simplicity all around us.

Jaimx86 Wed 28-Sep-16 21:36:16

Hard to think of the positives as had such a busy but long day! Only have a couple:
Waking up this morning and realising I'd slept straight through the night!
Panacotta for pud - yum.

Jojo13 Thu 29-Sep-16 18:10:24

This is a great idea for a thread. I've been feeling really low and tired/run down today so it's good to make a point of thinking of the good things-
My lunch in peace!
Cuddles and stories on the sofa with my 18month old. I love how he loves books.

ChrissieLatham Thu 29-Sep-16 22:42:24

Cherry fizzy cola bottles
Being able to dry washing on line
Clearing out a room that was long overdue

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