Get Happier at Home: Take Time to Notice Small Pleasures

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Just like a romantic relationship, falling in love with your home is easy if you remember to appreciate the little things — the small pleasures that don't cost a lot of money or take much time, but give you a little lift when you notice them. Here are a few things that are making me happy in my space these days.  

• The ice cold water that runs straight from my faucet — when I come home sweaty and exhausted, there's no better cure than quickly running my wrists under the tap to cool my whole body.  

• The final squeak of my rag against the bathtub after I've scrubbed it clean.  

• The rectangle of sunlight that slowly creeps across the floor every afternoon — it's my own private sundial.  

• The smooth roll and satisfying click into place of my new closet shoe racks — suddenly, getting dressed is fun again. 

• Finally, nothing beats sliding into an envelope of clean, crisp sheets for the first time after laundry day. Heaven.  

Tell me, what are you loving in your home right now?


(Image: Jacqueline Marque / Gail & Chil's "Dead Grandmother" Style House Tour )

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