Cherish life's simple pleasures.
That's the sign that hangs on a wall in my home as a daily reminder to live in the moment.
One of my students gave it to me as a gift before departing for summer break. She told me that out of all the life lessons she learned during the year with me as her teacher, enjoying life and appreciating the small things resonated with her the most.
I often look at the word "pleasures" and make a game out of it. I try to find as many words as I can within it. Some of the words I've found include: pleases, ease, sure, leap, sleeps, slurp, reaps, and so on. It's a silly little game but I enjoy playing it.
I have a friend who is a self-described orthodox hedonist. He believes the aim of spirituality is pleasure. And so, he lives his life discovering the beauty in each moment. There is nothing that doesn't fascinate him in some way. He lives in the here and now. To him, the little things are the big things.
What simple pleasures in life do you cherish?