Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I have been thinking recently of how it is the simple things in my life that bring me so much contentment, joy, and even happiness. Here is a short list of some of the simple things in my life:
*My husband brings me coffee in bed every morning except Sunday, that's the day I bring it to him. That is such a special time and when we are apart I really miss it.
*Praise from a loved one. My daughter left me a voicemail this week telling me she was proud of me and that I had done a good job on an event I planned. My heart still wells up when I think of it - I love making my family proud of me.
*The joy of reading a good book! I love when I find a book that I don't want to end. When I am done it is almost like waking up from a delicious dream!
*Watching home videos of when either you or your kids were younger! It just whips me back in time and isn't it amazing how time seems to erase all the bad and ugly feelings and leaves us with just the good memories?
*Any time at all spent in my sewing room!
*Having an afternoon free - with no plans!
*Saturday mornings, when I can putter around my home, clean, bake, and do all the things I long to do during the work week.
*Hearing a song that takes me back to a happy memory.
*Watching my husband work with his horses - it gives him so much joy. It is good to see a hard-working man relax and have fun. He looks really sexy too!
*Observing my married daughters adjust to sharing their lives with the men they love.
*Doing something nice for a good friend.
*Treating myself to a fat-free sugar-free caramel latte - something I don't do very often because it is hard to justify the cost.
*Pulling weeds! Yes, I really said that - pulling weeds. I love gardening and pulling weeds gives me time to think and pray and put my flowerbeds in order. It feels so good when I am done and I solve all the worlds problems during the process!
*Blogging has become a simple joy to me as well! I love "meeting" new people and keeping a journal of my thoughts and experiences.
*Reading along in my Bible when something just jumps off the page and I just KNOW it is a message to me from my God!
I'm very thankful for the simple things in my life - things I don't have to plan or work for - they just occur because of someone else's thoughtfulness or just because I take the time to notice them.
And, oh yeah, here is a picture of another simple joy: