It's good to recount life's simple pleasures. Let me tell you two totally fickle, yet immensely satisfying, good moments that happened to me yesterday.
One, I entered a contest on Facebook for a local resale shop by answering what clothing item I'm most eager to wear now that it's fall. (Boots, hands down. Or, would it be "feet" down? I digress.) At any rate, my entry was selected and I won a twenty-five dollar gift certificate for typing "boots." That's five bucks a letter, people!
Two, after teaching my classes, I stopped by the vending machine to purchase a soda. Yes, I know that the sugar content is egregious and that the calories are empty, but as a non-coffee drinker, an occasional soda is my sole source of caffeine, and therefore, a necessary evil. Drink it and enjoy.
When I selected what I wanted, the vending machine dropped down not one, but two bottles of Cherry Pepsi. Sweetness doubled!
My eight-year-old, ever the opportunist, has encouraged me to visit this same vending machine tomorrow -- and every day thereafter. Maybe it's broken, she said. Maybe you always can get two!
It feels good to delight in such unexpected, simple perks. It reminds me of a friend's recent Facebook post: "You know your life is functioning at 100% practicality when a friend gives you a brand new vegetable peeler and you squeal and gush as if you've just won the lottery!"
Go, vegetable peeler, go, I say!
Tell me: what simple pleasures have you encountered recently?