Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson sang about this in the 90’s, Sam Cooke sang 3 decades before them in the 60’s about it, and now a UK survey has shown we agree with them!
What is it?…That the best things in life are free!
Simple pleasures are in…..why spend a fortune when getting a bargain and finding money are in the top 10 of the happiness index? Finding time for friends and making time to relax both indoors and in the great outdoors are there as well, perhaps showing that in our increasingly busy lives we crave time to do….well…not a lot…
A study commissioned by UKTV’s entertainment channel ‘W’ shows how much we value the small things in life. The survey asked 2,000 UK adults to list their favourite simple pleasures, and here’s the top 20;
1. A kiss and a cuddle 11. Having tea with a friend
2. Laughing with others 12. Giving a present
3. Clean sheets 13. The smell of mown grass
4. Stroking a pet 14. Losing weight
5. Getting a bargain 15. Sitting in front of a log fire
6. Receiving a compliment 16. Kindness from a stranger
7. Finding money 17. Relaxing in a warm bath
8. Hearing from an old friend 18. Morning birdsong
9. Doing a good deed 19. Finding something you’d lost
10. Having a lazy Sunday 20. Walking barefoot in the sand
Surprised by any of them? Or do you think that something obvious has been missed?
I personally agree with most of them, but firmly believe that adding ‘cake’ to most of them would greatly enhance them….except perhaps the clean sheets…and kissing…oh, and losing weight (though any diet that proved cake could make you lose weight would be welcome).
Joking aside, it seems to me that the results show how by making time for ourselves and time for others we can enrich our lives while also enriching others. If these ‘little’ things do mean so much are they really so little? Should their value be measured in how much they build us and others up, not by their monetary value?
Here at Sendacard.co.uk we understand and wholeheartedly believe in how much making time for other people matters…..things like remembering someone’s Birthday or special occasion, letting someone know you’re thinking about them during a difficult time or even just saying “Hi”. We also understand though that sometimes it’s not so easy to write and send a card yourself….and that’s where we love to help!
Why not have a browse through our huge selection of cards….and if you need help remembering those special occasion dates, no worries, we now offer a ‘Special Date Reminder Service’. For more details use our ‘Contact Us’ form on our online store.
Rest assured, each card is important to us and we handwrite it as if it was our own.