It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most

big pleasures quote

“It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most;

it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.” – Jean Webster

This has always been one of my favorite quotes.  I love to slow down and take pleasure in the little things in life.  Having a one year old, who is amazed with the world, often helps put things in perspective.

Sitting Baby

She enjoys just sitting and watching Daddy mow the grass.

Baby Reading

She enjoys reading a good book and taking breaks to sing loudly.

She doesn’t care what anyone thinks.

Splashing Baby

She whole-heartedly loves splashing in water!

Smiling Baby

Pure, unadulterated, happiness!

I ran across this quote today and I found it to be a good reminder to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.  If you will, Embrace the Beauty in life. : )  I hope it was a good reminder for  you too!

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About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. Danielle F says

    I love it! Sometimes when we grow up, we forget how to let loose and just enjoy ourselves.

  2. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    Yes! Too many people rush through life without noticing and treasuring these things! She’s adorable, by the way. 🙂

  3. Beeb Ashcroft says

    I love it! Great reminder and precious photos.

  4. The Rebel Chick Jenn says

    This is really sweet. I love those photos, they really show how happy our baby girl is!

  5. I agree it’s important to take time to stop and smell the roses..thank you for the reminder…and E is such a doll!!

  6. How beautiful is this post and that quote! Your daughter is precious, what a cutie.

  7. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says

    What a wonderful quote and the photos are beautiful and very fitting. It’s so nice to slow down every now and then and really appreciate the little things.

  8. ooh my goodness that last photo is PRICELESS! WHAT a sweet little gal! 🙂 Love it. and love the quote!

  9. Shell Fruscione says

    What a great quote! I love seeing the world through my {3 year old} son’s eyes- it really does make even the little things so much bigger.

  10. It is amazing how much our children can teach us. This is a beautiful sentiment that I try to remind myself every day.

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