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A little trick I like to use to make my days much more pleasant is to find little, simple pleasures and include them throughout my day.

They’re not big things, but they each simple pleasure can translate to a great day if you use them right.

So in the morning, I might have a cup of (blows) tea, and sip it slowly to enjoy it fully. I might turn the radio to listen to the local news in Dominica. I might watch the sun come up from my apartment window, and marvel at the world in pastel colors.

These are little things, and don’t really cost a thing (or not much, anyway), but they are tremendously satisfying. I have just described some of the things I might do to start off my day, but the possibilities are endless, and can be done throughout the day.

I thought it would be fun to compile a list of my simple pleasures I enjoy nearly everyday, to give you all some ideas of what I mean, and to spark other ideas of your own. Of course, you can probably come up with a thousand more, and it should also be noted that one person’s pleasures aren’t always pleasures for others.

1. Fruitcake …mmmm.
2. Listening to good music on the bus to work.
3. Taking a long, relaxing shower.
4. Blows Tea bags (Peppermint)
5. Watching the sunrise.
6. Walking on the beach.
7. Titiri ackras
8. Snuggling in bed with your partner.
9. Watching the sunset.
10. Kubuli Beer
11. Being lazy on a Sunday.
12. Laughing jokes till your sides ache.
13. Pâté banane
14. Waking to a clean house.
15. An uncluttered room.
16. Hennessy V.O.S.P and ice.
17. Pillow fights.
18. Coconut cheese
19. Helping someone in need.
20. Making someone smile.
21. A nature hike.
22. Fresh Coconut water
23. Tamarind ball
24. Fresh Baked Bread (mastiff)
25. The feeling after a good workout.

What are a few of your favorite simple pleasures? Let us know in the comments.

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