Finding Happiness in the Simple Things of Life
It’s funny how the simplest things can make such a big impact in your life and bring you happiness when all seems lost. Something simple as the most mouthwatering plate of cookies can give you then energy to start your day. Or how a beautiful day can give you a bigger boost than all the caffeine in the world could do. However nothing is more important than a mothers smile to rid away the troubles life throws at us. The most everyday insignificant things may be just what you need to let you know that happiness can be found wherever you look for it.
The other day when I was laying in my bed I was awaken by the intoxicating smell of freshly baked, made from scratch cookies. Not just any cookies though, they were my favorite that all you had to do was hold the cookie over your mouth and the pieces would fall right off landing in my mouth cookies, my mother’s homemade chocolate chip cookies without chocolate chips. These are the kind of cookies that even though I was all the way upstairs tucked in my bed I could taste them. They were soft, I could tell by the smell that they were hot and gooey right out of the oven and I could already feel them melting in my mouth. The almond flavor and my mother’s special ingredient of just a hint of coffee smelled as though I was standing next to the world’s best bakery with the freshest cookies on my right and the most exotic and freshest coffee shop on my left while holding in my hands a heap of almonds. I smiled and thought to myself, today is going to be a good day. I had no idea what that particular Saturday would bring but just having those cookies engulfed in my bedroom it didn’t matter what the day would bring me because I was happy. Just then I heard the metal spatula scrap the pan and the cookies were plopped onto a plate. Usually I can’t stand the sound of metal on metal but this was a dull smooth scrap it was as if the crumbs from the cookies cushioned the sound. The...
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