Throughout this blog I am going to share “Simple Pleasures” that just deal with things that I enjoy and see throughout my life. Sometimes we can get so caught up in our mundane activities or even our own trials that we forget to stop and appreciate the simple things. I have made it a goal in my life to make sure that I embrace the little things in life, but I’m sorry to say that I don’t always live by that philosophy. I seem to struggle and forget about them when I am in the midst of a trial. That is when it is so important to make sure we don’t lose sight of what’s beautiful and the tender mercies that we are each given. This flower is something that might seem so small, but look at all the detail on the stem and the petals – there is no doubt it wasn’t created and then painted by a higher being. I want to do better to appreciate the simple things around me. I challenge you to go throughout your day and to notice the simple things that can bring you joy and peace. I honestly believe that you will enjoy it and your life will feel more abundant.