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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Simple Things


A few days ago, Simone over at Chocolate Covered Daydreams did a post on Simple Things. It's a good idea to be reminded of how many simple things bring us joy. However, this post did even more. She had linked to another Simple Things post at Christines blog. Christine and her family are giving a dollar for every simple things post that links to her, to Doctors without borders. This will help, not only those in Haiti, but in other places where medical care is not easily obtained. So, here's my list. Feel free to join us!

  • a breeze on a hot summer day
  • sunshine in the winter
  • snow covered pine trees
  • a baby laughing
  • the smell of fresh cut grass
  • a clean house
  • warm, comfy slippers
  • the first flowers in the spring
  • clean sheets on my bed
  • having my family all together
  • hearing a favorite song on the radio
  • the smell of baking bread
  • a smile from one of my residents
  • laughter
And that's just a few!


31 comments:

SE'LAH... said...

oooh, i just love a baby laughing and the smell of baking bread. divine.

stopping by from Soul Aperture to enjoy your list of simple things. lovely.

one love.

Christina said...

oh, a breeze on a hot summers day, is one of my favorites.
so lovely.
xo

Relyn said...

I have clean sheets and music on my list, too. Isn't this idea of Christina's such fun? I love how many of us are roaming the blogroads stopping to say hello here and there. So, hello to you. Happy almost-Friday.

Mike Golch said...

when I was growing up we lived near a comercial bakery,I always enjoyed the smell of the fresh bread that was being baked.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful idea and way to use the world of blogging to increase support to the most needy.

Susan said...

We are so blessed with all things, great and small, and it's good to take time to remind ourselves of each and every blessing HE give us and blesses us with.

Hootin' Anni said...

I can sit and listen to a baby or toddler for that matter giggling all day long. It's contagious.

Happy Friday Mari.

Kim said...

This could be MY list too. Dead on.

Brooke said...

those are all great things - the bed one especially (can you tell i'm sleep deprived today?)

daisies are my favorite flower so i love that picture.

jenniferw said...

One of my favorite simple things is taking a long walk, alone, at night. So serene.

Pat said...

I love everything on you list. I can just imagine that when one of your residents smile, it's like a beam of sunshine.

Aspiemom said...

Great list! I could say just about all of them (except the residents!! lol)

LuAnn said...

I love everything on your list Mari -

Lois Lane II said...

This post just makes me feel peaceful. =)

Connie said...

I love your list. the smell of fresh cut grass - (I'm ready to experience that right now; but I guess I will have to wait awhile, eh.

septembermom said...

Love your list. I feel warm and fuzzy after reading many of them :) Now I want to bake some bread.

Crown of Beauty said...

Love this post, Mari! Simple things bring us so much joy, and it surely was a joy reading your list. Most of it would be on my list too!

Love
Lidj

Hootin' Anni said...

....Mari, the Golden Fronted Woodpecker is found only in Texas and the lower part of Oklahoma. Mostly, they're Old Mexico and the Caribbean/Central American bird. That's why it was a 'kodak moment' yesterday.

Mariel said...

Oh, what a good post...precious thoughts, too.
My simple things:
* my little ones singing to Jesus the made up songs they write to Jesus
* my hubs telling me I am beautiful first thing in the morning
* the smell of my worn out Bible
* the purring kitty sitting in my lap in the quiet morning hours as I talk to Jesus
* the perfect love that casts out fear...simple, but profound.

~M

Deb said...

That is a great list and so true for most of us!!This is a great idea to just write things we are grateful for yes? Blessings:)

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your posts. Right now, in North Carolina, I am enjoying the snow we got last night. I have made sure the birds have food and am enjoying watching them flutter in to get their dinner. They need to learn to share better!! LOL
Ann in NC

Just Mom said...

The simpler, the better. :-)

sarah said...

thanks for the heads up on those blogs. Docs without borders is a great group of people to support. Sarah

Saija said...

so many folks are coming up with good ways to help out Haiti ... and there are so many good/kind folks getting completely involved ...

blessings on your sunday!!! loved the list of simple things to rejoice and be thankful for!

Betty said...

Great reminders! Sometimes we take those simple things too much for granted!

Demara said...

reading your list triggered mine, in my head, but who knows maybe it'll evolve into a post. we'll see!

Crystal said...

Love it! It's the simple things that mean the most, yet it's the simple things we forget the most...

Most of the most beautiful things in our lives are 'the simple things'!! Wonderful list.

Blessings~~

Mike Golch said...

Mari,Its award time again,gome and get it!

Renee said...

What a wonderful list!

Growin' with it! said...

your simple things sure made me smile! ☺

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great list Mari! I love the simple things!