Small treats and rituals
“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” ~Iris Murdoch
Every night after we finish dinner, Doug and I fill our mugs with tea and head for our favorite chairs to watch the evening news on TV. It’s a ritual that our dog, Coco, happily anticipates — because we always reward her with a handful of dog biscuits if she finished her dinner, too. Watching her savor each and every crunchy bite never fails to bring me joy.
Sometimes we set our goals too high, deluding ourselves into thinking that happiness depends on attaining a huge win or reward. But as today’s quote reminds us, it’s the “small treats” and simple pleasures that sweeten our days and add up to a lifetime of contentment. ~CL