Friday, November 19, 2010

It's the Little Things

I'm one of those people that really enjoys the little things in life. I don't need a fancy car or a fancy house, designer clothes, lots of money, or lots of stuff. Besides, you can't take all that with you when you go to the pearly gates. :-)

For me, it's the little things in life that make me giddy. For example, yesterday I saw a post on my Facebook page for a CD compilation of old Christmas radio shows/programs that were aired during World War II. The price? $5! Needless to say, I had to spread the word to my fellow World War II-enthusiasts! And yes, I've already ordered it. :-) (If you're interested, here is the link).

I'm also a sucker for finding incredible resources in researching my novels. Yesterday I found a book written in 1938 by the Federal Writers' Project (started during FDR's campaign to get the country employed again during the Great Depression) and it is the perfect, and I do mean perfect, source for the novel I'm currently working on. Best of all? I found it at my local library - no cost involved!

Other little things I love...

1) My cat curled up at the foot of the bed. Something very cozy and calming about that.

2) Candles lit in the living room. I love the atmosphere!

3) My dark chocolate!

4) The perfect writing day equals a gray, cool, cloudy day outside and me inside next to the fireplace. It's amazing how content and utterly happy I am on such days.

5) My daughter's incredible sense of humor and imagination.

6) A yummy snack on Friday afternoons.

I could go on and on. Sometimes I feel a bit silly for getting so much joy out of simple things, but really, that's what truly matters in this life, isn't it?  And in this season of thankfulness, we need to take a moment and savor those things that mean the most to us.

What are some of the little things in your life that you love?


  1. Dark chocolate gets my vote, too. As does fresh coffee. And fresh snow, especially at this time of year around the Holidays when it makes everything so festive :)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Melissa, wishing you the best!

  2. I suppose it would be too obvious if I said steak.

  3. I'm a sucker for dark chocolate too! I also love and cherish my writing time. It's a world within my own and I love to see what happens next. =)

  4. I love scented candles! I'm addicted to candles, oils and books! Put them together with a bath tub and its nice. I don't get to do that too often though. ;)

    Have a lovely weekend!

  5. I think it's these little things that make life so enjoyable. That's a great list you have.

  6. Oh yes, dark chocolate. And coffee.

    I've been out in the cold with the dogs and have returned to chocolate and coffee. What a treat! :)

  7. This time of year, anything warm--food, clothes, or heated car seats (mmm, heated car seats...)

    Snow. It happens so seldom, and throws the whole city into a tailspin, and I love it.

    My cats curled up next to me on the couch. (They help with the warmth thing too.)

  8. I'm just picking up on your mention of WWII... have you ever visited

    I did an in-depth WWII study with my boys a few years ago and we used this site for much of our resources. I'm an expat American living in the UK and I was unaware of much of the British side to WWII history; it's fascinating!


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