Simple Pleasures

Becca Anderson, author of You Are An Awesome Woman, has written a blog post on the simple pleasures that make life wonderful- read Becca’s post here.

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“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.”


“It’s an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.”


“Life in the country teaches one that the really stimulating things are the quiet, natural things…. The scent of grass is more luxurious than the most expensive perfume.”


“Real luxury is time and opportunity to read for pleasure.”


“To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”


“Start a garden and plant it with only your favorite seasonal flowers. Grow your own special outdoor retreat, even if it’s only a window box.”


“What do I want to take home from my summer vacation? Time. The wonderful luxury of being at rest. The days when you shut down…and let life simply wander.”


“Buying is a profound pleasure.” SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

“If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure—the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men.”


“Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration…it is true that I derive genuine pleasure from touch.”


“God made all pleasures innocent.” CAROLINE NORTON

You Are an Awesome Woman

Affirmations and Inspired Ideas for Self-Care, Success and a Truly Happy Life

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