One of my favorite sayings is this: “Simple pleasures are the best.” I mean really, that’s a great statement. So I’m thinking, where did that saying come from? I’ve heard it all my life. It actually came from a commercial I used to watch when I was a kid.
At first I thought it was from a Folgers coffee commercial. But that jingle is “The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup…”
So now I’m thinking, was it a Cheerios commercial? No that was “Feeling Groovy.”
So I was forced to Google it. The commercial was Van Camps Pork and Beans. Does anyone even eat Pork and Beans anymore? I used to hate them because there was that little white piece of fat (apparently the pork) floating around, and I was scared to death it would wind up in my mouth and I might gag. The only time I ever buy Pork and Beans is when I make baked beans. The first thing I do is fish out all the little white pieces of fat, then add the brown sugar, ketchup, mustard and worcestershire
Okay so I’m off subject. Back to “Simple pleasures are the best.” According to my Google search, the jingle went like this:
Simple pleasures are the best,
All the little things that make you smile and glow,
All the things you know,
Life’s simple pleasures are the best,
Are the best,
In all the world.
And, so you know the tune, here’s the actual commercial from the early 1970s:
Now all that said, aren’t simple pleasures the best? A hand squeeze from your husband in church, an “I Love You” mouthed from your daughter as she’s pulling out of the driveway on her way back to college, a tail wagging dance from your dog as you walk in the door, the smell of a baby, a sip of cold Coca-Cola from a real coke bottle?
What are your simple pleasures?