Thursday, November 19, 2009

Simple Things

Today I'm joining my friend Heidi, over at 2 Thinks to Share.  She did a post this week talking about the simple things we enjoy and appreciate.  There are lots of things we take for granted, so I'm going to share a few of my favorite simple things.
  • a sunny day
  • a beautiful sunrise on my way to work
  • a baby laughing
  • hearing the garage door open, telling me my husband is home
  • an evening spent at home
  • a clean house!
  • hot chocolate on as cold night
  • hearing a favorite song on the radio
  • the smell of burning leaves
  • warm, cozy sweaters
  • a good book
  • Springtime
  • taking pictures
  • freshly washed sheets
  • the smell of bread baking

That's a few of mine.  There's a lot more, when I stop and think.  What are some of your favorite simple things?


Brenda said...

My bowl of Malt O' Meal with 2 squares of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate for one!
And so many more that would take too long to list.
We have so much to be grateful for don't we?!

Connie said...

love and respect by my children.
some very special friends.
a warm home
a car that gets me where I want to go.
good health.
a warm soft bed.
a warm shower.
a good book.
a loving husband.
and more, and more.

Mary Lee said...

Coffee with friends and a dog named Lady.

Hootin' Anni said...

I could go on and on....but what first came to my mind when you asked ---I thought of laughing at myself. I also love hearing young children laughing and giggling, I love to laugh at jokes...simple slap stick name it. It's being happy with having nothing in hand that is my simple pleasure.

GREAT POST...I may 'steal' this from you and post about it also. If I may.

Hootin' Anni said...

ps...I have a question for you. May I have permission to use your profile avatar image to begin my post of simple pleasures when I do it on my own blog? [at the beginning when I write that I got it from you...with a link to your blog of course]

Maribeth said...

Love your post, Mari.
I'd add, the feeling of a little dog snuggling in the night.
A warm fire in the hearth.

Brooke said...

fresh flannel sheets on a cold night!

as a matter of fact i think i'm going to put a set on the bed tonight :)

Heart2Heart said...


I love this beautiful and heartwarming things to fall in love with. I love the one about the sound of the garage door, how simple that one sound, restores a smile to my face as well.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

septembermom said...

All wonderful things. I love a warm blanket, a cup of hot chocolate, a poem, my daughter's giggle.

Pat said...

I love your list and those would also be in my list.
I also love:
the smell of bleach when doing laundry (whites of course!)
the unspoken security my husbands love gives me
the last snow of the season!

Kim said...

A add a hearty AMEN to all of yours (only instead of hearing the garage door open, for me it's the sound of the gate being opened).

Melinda said...

Snuggling with my two littlest girls is my new favprite, simple thing. : )

Thanks for commenting on my TT post about my Grandma. There is a strong family resemblence with her, my mom and my sister and me. My daughters share it too, which is kind of neat.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I love your list!! I like the smell of fabric softener on clean clothes. The warmth of holding my dog while watching tv. Holding Boo's hands when we are together. Hearing the laughter of my kids.

So many simple things bring me joy. said...

Right now - was reading everyones favorite simple things. Thanks

Betty said...

The smell of rain
the feel of laying in the couch after a long day at work!
If we can´t appreciate the little things, we don´t deserve the big!

Mary said...


I may do this on my blog. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Some of my favorite things are:
puppies, a good book, the fragrance of newly mown grass and many more.

Wishing you a great weekend.

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful list of simple things...I forget these sometimes.
sandy toe

Nancy said...

Great list Mari, I like them all

Crown of Beauty said...

I loved your list of simple things, Mari.

I also like most of the things you put down in your list. Of course, the one I miss the most is the sound of the garage door opening at the end of the day, telling me my husband is home... but it really used to be one of my favorite things, too!

This post made my heart rejoice... it was such a positive post to read at the end of the day.

Blessings on your Sunday!


Rebekah said...

I just caught up with an old friend on FB. After reading about her life I am thankful for the simplicity of my own little world. Yes, I've had ups and downs but nothing compared to the roller coaster life she has had.

Over the past couple years, she has received Christ's forgiveness. That would be another one of my favorite simple things: the simplicity of Christs love and forgiveness

tiggerdaisy said...

I love the simple things in life! I find so much pleasure in the simple, unadulterated, no-hype stuff!

Great post! I especially love hearing babies laughing. So sweet!

Prayers and blessings,

Musicaljean said...

I love your list, Mari, and I agree with every one.