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My disability brings about all kinds of fun for my Grandsons.   The adaptive devices that I depend on for mobility and balance, begin to do double duty.  To a child, my home looks like an amusement park.   My Grandsons have fun playing with my cane and my lift chair.  Many times I will look for my cane, but lo and behold, it has been snatched and is being used to fight off stormtroopers.  

My chairlift, in their eyes, has become a great way to escape from pirates or alligators. I love that they look at my adaptive equipment with a sense of fun and wonderment.  The pure simplicity of a child is pure joy!

Does your home become a play land, too?

Simple Pleasures in Life......a necessity for the soul!

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” 
― Emma Goldman                                                                                                                                    

On my journey through this world, there are times that my soul needs nurturing.  It isn't just when times are tough.  There are times in your life when you just need a pick me up.  When those moments in life arrive that require something special, simple pleasures restore my soul and energize me to continue my daily journey.  Every human has something that makes them feel happy, with a hint of giddiness.  It doesn't have to be something expensive or something that's overly complicated to give you a few moments of pure joy.  Some examples of a simple pleasure: Vanilla Blue Bell ice cream, ever so cheesy pepperoni pizza, manicures and pedicures, frosted flakes before bed, tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, line dried sheets, fresh flowers for your house, European butter, and the list goes on and on.  In my journey as a disabled person, there are times when my body seems to be violently attacking me.  So that is why the simple pleasures of life have become even more important to me.

Here are a few of the simple pleasures that nurture my soul:

A steamy, hot mug of coffee

A steamy, hot mug of coffee

A brand new magazine. I love magazines!

A brand new magazine. I love magazines!

Cooking a simple meal for my family .

Cooking a simple meal for my family.

So there you have it. A few of the simple pleasures that make my heart smile.

What are the simple pleasures that nourish your soul?