Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Simple Pleasures

A Fantastical Sand Castle

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with love. Mother Teresa

Caught up in perfection I can loose sight of the pleasure of doing something for love. Maybe something simple to say 'Thank you'.

Children know how to enjoy the moment. Whether it is building a sandcastle, telling a joke or drawing a picture to give to someone they do it with great concentration and for the pleasure of it. I love watching small children give a present to someone. They often jump up and down with excitement expecting the recipient to be as pleased as they are! All the love bursts out from their small bodies.

Ill health can make our world smaller and it becomes about loss. Remembering the small things in our lives can help us through difficult times.

We can wait for the other person do something kind but when we reach out in love it can start a cascade of pleasure within our own hearts and other people's.
Today: What are the simple pleasures in my life?  What I can share with someone else which is fun, as a way of saying thank you?

1 comment:

  1. Wow what a fantastic castle!I agree about small children,they can hardly wait to tell you what they've made for excitement and, like laughter , it is contagious.They have such an unjaded view of the world.Perhaps that is what is meant by seeing things through the eyes of a child.