Resources for Family Caregivers of Older Adults
Seniors’ Simple Pleasures

Seniors’ Simple Pleasures

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We all have little things that bring us joy in our day to day lives.  What are yours?

Today I sat back and thought: “This is a great moment.”  I was sitting on a boat on a beautiful blue green lake with the wind in my hair and the warm sun on my face.  It was a perfect day.  The boat ride on the lake brought back many memories I have made during my life having special times with my family.  What a simple pleasure!

The dictionary defines a pleasure as a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction.  Whatever happening brings you joy whether it is large or small or involves someone else, is a pleasure to be appreciated!

Another simple pleasure I am experiencing at this time is a sweet and luscious summer peach that drips juice down my chin when I take a bite.  How simple but wonderful!

This simple pleasure many of you have experienced I am sure.  The big grin lighting up the face of a grandchild when they see grandma!  Let’s not forget the ear to ear smile on grandma’s face when she sees her grandchild running straight into her arms.

How about sitting on your front porch watching the birds flit from tree to tree as you sip on a cold glass of iced tea?

How about watching your favorite baseball team on a lazy Saturday afternoon?

How about reading the comics on Sunday morning and enjoying yet another adventure of your favorite character?  What is Snoopy up to or Garfield on this sunny Sunday?

How about the taste of a warm chocolate chip cookie as it comes out of the oven?

How about the smell of fresh clean sheets as you lay in bed for the night?

We hope you take a moment to enjoy life’s simple pleasures especially if you are a caregiver.

What is your simple pleasure?  We would love to hear your favorites!

We'd love to hear your thoughts!





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