Photo Friday: Grateful for Simple Pleasures

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." - C.S. Lewis. Desktop wallpaper. 1920x1080 resolution. Find more free inspirational desktop wallpapers at

While I was looking for quotes about simple pleasures today, I found so many good ones. I also came across this one: 

Tea is the only simple pleasure left to us.
— Oscar Wilde

Now, I love me my tea, but with all due respect to Mr. Wilde, I disagree. There are SO many more than that. Even this photo that captures a few that I'm looking forward to this weekend doesn't come close--there are my family, friends, worshipping God, music, sunshine, the smell of the air after the rain, knitting, making things, petting cats or other animals, finding a really clever word while playing Scrabble, cuddling, chocolate... the list is actually quite long.

I purchased this book (The Book Thief) several months ago and have been slavering every time I spotted it on my "to-read" pile. This weekend or next, it's getting the cover cracked. I'm so excited.

Simple pleasures are the best. Or, as another saying that I found all over the Internet said:

Simple pleasures are life’s treasures.

What "simple pleasures" make your list? Please leave a comment and let me know!

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Knitting, reading, tea, things with pumpkin (pie spice)... only a few of life's simple pleasures that I love.

I'm so excited to announce that I will be releasing my Just Plain Mittens pattern next week. It's been a long time a-comin' for what I thought would be a "simple" pattern.

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