It’s The Simple Things

It’s The Simple Things

You’ve no doubt heard someone somewhere along the line say, “It’s the simple things.”  Well it turns out that during the last year as we all have suffered through the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey tells us that most Americans turned to “The Simple Things” to help them through the tough year and the times we are still going through.

This survey of over 2,000 adults in America showed that around 90% of us learned to value the simple joys in life more than ever.  Those people said they genuinely TRIED to bring themselves joy every day during the pandemic. And what are those simple things we turned to?

1.) 56% said they turned to comfort food
2.) 45% said they tried to spend even more time with loved ones
3.) 44% said they learned the value of a good, hearty laugh
4.) 36% said they read books

All those were at the top of the list of the simple things helping to make life better and more bearable during the tough times we’re going through at the moment.

When we dive a little deeper, the comfort foods that people turned to are:  43% – Ice Cream, 41% – Cookies and Sweets, 41% – Cheese.  What about you?  What simple things did you turn to and what comfort foods do you turn to?  I like chips and snacks like nuts and popcorn.  Also a big fan of peanut butter and jelly toast!