To keep myself motivated after I was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, I made a list of all the things that made life so worth fighting for. Nowhere on it were things like a fancy house, fast car, fat bank account or any other of the typical material measures of success our society puts so much emphasis on. Instead, it included things like:
- #22: Tobogganing
- #35: Building a fire
- #77: Sunsets
- #79: Skinny-dipping
- #46: Slow-dancing
- #40: Gin and tonics
- #107: My friends
- #58: A good fart
In short, my list overflowed with simple pleasures, amazing everyday experiences and the awesome people in my life.
Inspired by my list, the Simple Pleasures Project is all about reminding each other that the road to happiness isn’t paved in possessions. It’s about minding our MIBs–the small-but-amazing “Moments In Between” that make life so friggin’ special.
What’s on your list? Check out the video below for more of my story and add your own items to the growing collection in the comments section below.
A Near-Death origin story
what’s on your list?
Life is full of awesome simple pleasures and everyday experiences. Share yours in the comments below and let’s remind each other of life’s amazing non-material sources of joy and fulfillment!