Having worked with kids for years, I learned that some children respond well to wearing a weighted vest. Somehow it seems to soothe them. If you deal with RLS (restless leg syndrome) like me...
One of my simple pleasures is a home-grown remedy.
No, it's not some herbal concoction. No mixing or measuring, but it does require a little preparation. My simple pleasure is a lap warmer that won't appeal to everyone.
We're cat people in our house (although Tom is loathe to admit it). For years we were a two cat family. It's been good news, bad news since our cat, Magellan, passed away three years ago.
Looking forward to downsizing and moving, we decided to only get a new cat if Maisie seemed lonely. The good news is she never did. The bad news is she has become VERY attached.
Lap time being a simple pleasure is also a reminder that so often I get busy or distracted and don't notice the simple pleasures the Lord places all around me.
I know it's kind of early, but I'm sitting here watching "The Bishop's Wife". There's hot chocolate in a great insulated cup from a dear friend sitting on the table beside me. None of them are a big deal, just simple pleasures shared by a loving Heavenly Father.
Look around the room, Dear Reader. What do your senses hone in on? Perhaps it's the sugar cookie fragrance of a candle. Or maybe Michael W. Smith on Pandora. Maybe bright maple leaves starting to drift by windows. They're like tiny kisses God breathes onto our weary foreheads, aren't they?
For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him, For my hope is from Him.
Psalm 62: 5 AMP
In case no one has told you recently, Dear Reader, you are special, you are loved. Each smile, each whistle, each second glance you cast toward a frog or God's endless canvas above is much more than a simple pleasure to Him. They are an absolute joy!