I really don’t make a great deal of money. I will probably never be a rich man but that does not mean that I can not enjoy some of the finer things in life from time to time. I work very hard at a job that is really not going to change the world any time soon. I am not on my way to being famous either because of my work or an amazing secret talent that only I have. I am happy just walking my path finding some joy along the way, where I can. I came to the conclusion a long time ago that this would all be fine by me but I took to finding small ways to get joy that most people never do for one reason or another. Many people walk through life not trying to find the small joys that are available. Why not take some time to see the finer side of life even if it is a simple as buying a heavier weight c-fold paper towels for the restroom hand towel dispensers at work.

My boss always insisted on buying lower 19lb weight hand towels which were less absorbent and rather thin and rough to use to dry your hands. I often ended up using 2-3. However, I happened to order 25lb weight c-fold paper towels one month when my boss was on vacation. Everyone at work commented on how much softer and absorbent they were. With a little pressure from some of the higher ups at the company who also preferred the softer hand towel, my boss made the switch. What a small change that brought some simple joy to a lot of people!

Every Friday when I get paid I do one thing that will bring some sublime joy into my life. I have tried fine dining establishment after fine dining establishment. I tried new interesting foods, some of which I liked & other that I hated. I have gone out & purchased a 55 inch TV on the spur of the moment. I went bungee jumping & mountain climbing. I have done so many things for my self that I can not list them all here for you without writing a whole book. The point I am trying to make is that you do not have to have a life filled with all of the finest things all of the time. Most of us will never be able to experience that even to a small scale but nothing is stopping us from finding the things that do make us happy & enjoying those. I have implemented several of those first time joys into my life on a semi regular basis. I have found thing that I love so much I could not live without & thing that I never want to try again. I have never, ever found anything that I did which I wished I did not try at least the one time.

My wish for you is that you get out there & do the same thing. I get my checks every Friday at 6 pm & plan my weekend accordingly. If you try it out I am sure that you will come to the same conclusion that I have. That you don’t have to spend a lot to enjoy your life while you are here on Earth. Everyone has the ability to find their little piece of heaven right here on earth if they want to.

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