What are your simple pleasures in life?

Here are some of mine, in no particular order:


Birds (yes, yes, completely unsurprising coming from a #birdnerd) — watching them, hearing them sing, studying them…


Flowers (in gardens, in a field, in a vase — doesn’t matter)

Hot chocolate

More laughter

Dad jokes

Reading ‘Peanuts’ strips

Sunlight on the ocean — dancing diamonds!

Moonlight on the ocean — my favourite sight in the world, I think.


Sleeping in



What are your simple pleasures? When was the last time you noticed them?

Pause. Breathe. Take notice. Simple pleasures are everywhere.

Off you go… enjoy them.



Mary Sayed

Writer | Egyptian Australian | Indophile | Word nerd | Bird nerd