Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Simple Things January



Simple Things is a periodic post inspired by Christina. It always seems to come at an important time for me too. In the midst of our long winter, this thoughtful process allows me check myself, relax, step back and regain my perspective. These are a few of mine...


deep breaths of crisp air * new music streaming from my computer while I cook * fresh flowers on my window sill * the sound of children's laughter, followed oh so shortly by the twinkle in their parents eyes * the smell of lavender * my son crawling into bed at night wanting to snuggle and tell me about his day * listening to the wind rustle through the trees * an owls hoot * then, it's mates response * looking through the lens of my camera * the unexpected and treasured moment * listening to my loves soft sleeping breaths * my growing up, but trying not to, little girl * little bird prints in the snow * clasping onto a hot steaming mug and taking little sips * slowly paging through Mother Earth News magazine * a healthy family * being able to take a moment to appreciate the simple things


Please participate and link back to Soul Aperture or to me so we can all share in your simply wonderful things.

22 comments:

  1. i am always amazed at how soothing the smell of lavender can be. what a beautiful list you've compiled here.

    one love.

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  2. Oh I LOVE your list. Bird prints in the snow. looking through the lense of your camera. YES.
    xo

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  3. Good morning! I come to you on the wake of Christina's love. Thank you for your list ~ my favorite: snuggling with family. The best!

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  4. hello . your photo is so pretty . the list...even better! .

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  5. yes...flowers on the window sill, music, love...
    yes, please - all of it.

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  6. "a healthy family" yes indeed! that makes it all worth it. a lovely list, friend. you allow me to breath deep, when i visit.
    xo

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  7. What a wonderful list. I especially like the last one: being able to take a moment to appreciate the simple things.

    I hadn't even thought of that but it's true. I am truly enjoying this cold morning and reading everyone's lists. I AM taking a moment to appreciate...and it feels good!

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  8. oh yes, im taking little sips from my hot mug of tea right now.

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  9. an unexpected treasured moment. they are the best

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  10. Great list! So many things to be grateful for. I love the photo, too.

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  11. Great list! Thanks for telling me about this.

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  12. I loved your list, but more importantly I loved finding someone else in wisconsin....I'm in madison....it's a small world isn't it ??

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  13. ahhh yes deep breaths in crisp air... :)

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  14. Flowers on the windowsill and lavender, two of life's grandest simple pleasures. Lovely list.

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  15. fresh flowers, children's laughter, bird prints A HEALTHY FAMILY,...
    great list...

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  16. You said this all so well...the things that really, truly matter in life. And your photograph is amazing!

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  17. Lovely, lovely list and very well said! My favorite is: "my growing up, but trying not to, little girl" That sound so much like my daughter and is indeed s simple pleasure!

    Wonderful photo, too! The sun looks like it does in a child's drawing - so happy!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  18. The smell of lavender is wonderful isn't it? So reviving. I love your whole list-children's laughter- so infectious and little bird prnts in the snow too-just lovely!

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  19. your list is so inspiring. * little bird prints in the snow* I love this project and being able to scroll through everyone's simple pleasures and observations.

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  20. the sound of children's laughter, followed oh so shortly by the twinkle in their parents eyes

    My favorite - by a lot. thank you for reminding me of the joy in seeing another parent love their child.

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  21. i'm a little slow to get all of these read, but your list of simple things cheered me considerably today and i definitely needed that!

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