Rachel Olsen is hosting a devotional carnival next week - the title is Simple Pleasures. That didn't need much thinking!
Today, four friends came round for breakfast. We do this once a month or so - up to a dozen of us, busy women who hold down full time jobs. We sit round the table, enjoying a little time out of hectic lives. We eat, laugh and talk about Jesus and what a good friend he is to us - especially at work. Simple. Pleasing.
The sun shone - all day. A simple pleasure.
I went out kayaking with my husband. As we paddled across the bay, the water was smooth as glass. A simple pleasure. So was the cappuchino we drank in the warm September sunshine on the beach.
This afternoon, I harvested crab apples from our tree. Such goodness from nature. A simple pleasure.
I have just finished re-reading - not for the last time - my friend Lisa's book Approaching God. A simple pleasure.
In a few minutes, I shall leave to cycle the length of this pretty little island. The sea is still sparkling as evening approaches and the tide has come flowing gently in. A simple pleasure.
And I shall spend the evening with good friends, laughing, learning, living. A simple pleasure.
How good a day this is.