Treat Yourself to the Luxuries You Deserve

Simple treats and small luxuries are so important to my well being. When life gets hectic it is easy to let this go, but that is usually when I need them the most!

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Silence.  Oh the joy of quiet time! The opportunity to listen to my own thoughts, clear my head, talk to God, or listen to the sounds of nature from my back yard patio.

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Good books.  I love to read!  I especially enjoy stories that leave me missing the characters once the story has ended or challenges me to think.  Feeling the weight of a book in my hand as I turn the pages gives me pleasure.

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Comfortable shoes.  My feet have carried me many miles and deserve to be pampered.  No longer caring as much about the fashion trends as I do the comfort of well padded, well fitting shoes.

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Pleasant sounds.  Laughter, listening to music (the type depends on my mood as I enjoy so many genres), and good conversations are just a few of the pleasant sounds I savor.

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Massage.  Whenever my daughter comes to visit we take turns massaging each other’s neck, upper back and shoulders.  My sweet husband rubs my feet almost every night before bedtime.  There is something about the touch of one skin to another that is relaxing and calming.

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Warmth.  A cozy fire in the fireplace, hugs, warm cookies or sweet bread from the oven, my favorite blanket, or a mug of delicious coffee, tea, and cider are comforting.  I especially love warm socks on my feet while unwinding before bedtime in the winter.

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Sweetness.  Kind words, fresh fudge, good smelling bath soap, snuggling with loved ones, cuddling my dog, and talking to my children and grandchildren are some of the sweetest things in my life.

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What luxuries do you enjoy?

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39 thoughts on “Treat Yourself to the Luxuries You Deserve

  1. I’m with you on all of these except the feet massage & massages I find those too painful with FM but a lovely gentle hug from my husband, daughters & grandchildren are beautiful! 😉
    A good movie night at home, I love too! 😀
    Bless you,
    Jennifer

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  2. Oh what a lovely post. Enjoying life and all it has to offer…the simple things in life but oh so luxurious …we tend to forget to look after our selves, always doing for others. I love a cup of tea, real leaf tea in a beautiful bone china or porcelain cup. A chocolate cake…with real cream. A bath with epsom salts and a glass of wine. a walk along the beach at sunset with my dogs.

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  3. What a beautiful post! it made me slow down, take a deep breath and remember to enjoy the luxury of doing nothing for a few minutes. I appreciate a full, busy life, but it can be exhausting. Hope your summer is going well!

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  4. I think as I have got older I appreciate the simple things far more…I love to walk and massages are readily available here my favourite one is overlooking the lake and the ducks or just sitting and being. or like you chatting with the grandchildren we have some lovely conversations as I am sure you do 🙂 A lovely post #senisal

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  5. The one thing that I don’t scrimp on is my tea. I drink it black and I like the ritual of the process so the flavour has to be spot on. Because I’m so worth it. Visiting from #MLSTL

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  6. I love to hear the sound of the water outside my window, it is so relaxing and peaceful for me. My husband used to rub my feet every night and it was wonderful…I miss that special time we had. Thanks for bringing up some sweet memories for me. #MLSTL

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  7. I felt relaxed just reading your list – the massage part in particular! I’d have to substitute our cats in for your dog, and coffee for your tea (although I loved your pretty teacup (coffee mugs just never quite match up do they?)) but other than that it all sounded perfect.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

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  8. I love your list of luxuries! Makes a change from the usual, materialistic, lists that we often see. Silence is one of my luxuries, and I do make sure that I treat myself to it as often as I can. Another one of mine is taking a walk. No matter where, preferably with my husband. 🙂 Just a little walk to show my legs that they’re appreciated and needed. Lovely post, thank you! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much! She is a Havanese. This breed has longer hair but we keep it cut short because we think it looks cuter. MooMoo is the best dog I have ever owned. Intelligent, loving, rarely barks, and does not shed. She makes us so happy!

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