Life’s little pleasures

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by Debra Dane on April 19, 2013

in Gratitude

This week has been intense for me. Kids back to school, husband most likely committed to working away from home for many more months, led my first webinar live and dealt with technology issues and embarrassment (but got there in the end).

This week I am grateful for all the little pleasures my life has to offer. I hope to never take them for granted.

They lift me up.

They soothe my soul.

They make me smile.

They make me laugh.

They make me exhale.

 fun nail polish colours

 jokes with my girls

 holding hands

♥ cold drinks

 striped tops


 cool breezes

 funny movies

 soft towels

 1st coffee of the day

 ripe fruit

 comfy jeans

 wrapped in a blanket

 new sheets – bright teal

 embroidery floss




 long walks



♥ lipstick

 crunchy apples – must be crunchy

 someone else washing the dishes

bright green belt

♥ a second coffee

 stroking my dog’s soft ears or her belly

♥ my child leaning into me on my pillow

my dog laying across my lap

 late visits to the library – a new discovery

 arms full

♥ someone by my side

♥ new friends

 meeting for coffee

 a new stitching project

 cheap DVD rental night

inspiring blogs


 landing on your feet

 handstands and cartwheels


What are you grateful for this week?


Find your simple,




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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Maxabella April 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Ah, that was delicious Deb. x
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Debra Dane April 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Thanks Bron – loved writing it and know I will be printing it off to remind me always! xx
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Jodi Gibson April 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

What a great list Deb.
My list would have among others:
Warm blankets
Hot tea
Morning cuddles
and those quiet looks between family that speak love, no words needed
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Debra Dane April 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Love yours Jodi! now to have all those wrapped up in 1 bed would be heavenly for me ; )
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Shell April 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Lovely Deb. And is the embroidery yours? Its gorgeous, I’ve pinnned a few of you lovely finds this week! This reminds me to go back to my list of listmania ideas, in a few weeks/months a gratiude list would be a great one x
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Debra Dane April 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Thanks Shell – yes i started it this week on a tea towel – i took one of my hand doodled flowers and redrew it on the material – learned the hard way not to attempt hearts again for a while – so hard!! They appear on the outer edges of the flowers – will post a pic when the whole thing is done – going to play more – probably end up framing it instead of using tea towel as the back is a mess!

will definitely add gratitude list to schedule – you have been awesome – now have 4 of yours scheduled between now and end of June xx
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Erin @ bookgirloz April 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I love that coffee keeps coming up :) That first cup definitely makes my day. Grateful for my Nespresso machine!! Xx


Debra Dane April 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I noticed that as I was finishing lol… Am definitely a coffee lover xx
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Lisa@RandomActsOfZen April 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Deb, I smiled all the way through your gorgeous list. And I’m so very impressed with your embroidery, looking forward to the finished product.
Lisa xx
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Debra Dane April 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I am going to work on it more this week… I do love stitching and all the colours that you can get embroidery floss in (luscious) xx
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Tat April 20, 2013 at 9:17 pm

That’s such a great list. When you stop to think about it, you can always come up with so many little things to be grateful about!
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Debra Dane April 20, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Yes and the smallest things can have such huge impact on our happiness, little boosters! Xx
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Elisa {With Grace & Eve} April 21, 2013 at 6:34 am

I love your list Deb! Teal sheets sound awesome! I have a little one leaning into me on my pillow as I type :) xx
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Emily @ Have a laugh on me April 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm

What a gorgeous list, I love always having cuddles on tap. And cute kid words! Em
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Nat - Muddy Farmwife April 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I love this Deb – so simple but so important to remember that we can be grateful for these lovely everyday things.
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Bec April 22, 2013 at 9:37 am

It’s the little things isn’t it that add to the richness of our lives!
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Mandy April 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

soft towels and comfy jeans. absolutely.
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rita April 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

Yes for a second coffee and someone else washing the dishes!
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