Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Simple Things in Life

By Margaret Daley

Not long ago I was under an intense deadline and working everyday, feeling worn out and ready for a break. And yet i didn't have time to take a break. Thankfully the sun came out. I went to the window and looked outside. This bush below is what I saw and instantly my spirits lifted.

That made me stop and think about what controls my mood. In the end I decided I can't control a lot of things, but I can control how I respond to something—what I feel. It made me start looking at things differently. The simple things in life can bring a lot of joy.

A smile and kindness from a friend or even a stranger.

Seeing a beautiful flower or...


Playing, loving and having pets.

Family and...


It can be the simple and everyday things that can make us happy. When life gets tough and you would like to hide from it, think and enjoy those simple things in life that make you smile. Even if we can't stop for a long time, these brief times can rejuvenate us so we can continue to do the work that has to be done.

What rejuvenates you?

Margaret Daley is a USA Today bestselling author with over ninety books published and 5 million books sold. Her latest book is To Save Her Child, a Love Inspired Suspense. 

Blurb for to Save Her Child:
In Search of Her Son 
When a young boy goes missing from wilderness day camp, Alaskan search and rescue worker Josiah Witherspoon is on the case. The brooding ex-marine promises to find the child and return him to his worried mother. But he doesn't know that Ella Jackson has a secret past. One that could put them all in danger. When tensions mount, Ella needs to tell Josiah the truth—but she can't set aside her fears enough to trust him. Ella and Josiah are ready to risk their lives to save her son, but will they risk their hearts, as well?  
Alaskan Search and Rescue: Risking their lives to save the day 


  1. Meeting friends, definitely. One of the best things!!

  2. Friends are so special, Joanne. I agree.

  3. Naps. But maybe I'm saying that because I just turned in a book and am in need of a nap! LOL!

  4. Great post, Margaret! The simple things are quite often the most joyful. A few minutes of quiet outside is one of my favorite ways to rejuvinate.

  5. When I'm feeling down, a good comedy on TV perks me up.