Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Simple Things

Yesterday, I had fun with my happy list. Today, I'm following my friend Jenners' lead and writing my simple things list. She invited us to participate in a Simple Things blog party going on today at Soul Aperture, hosted by Christina. For every blog that posts a simple things list today, Christina will donate $1.00 to Doctor's Without Borders Haiti relief efforts. If you would like to participate, just link your post to this post over at Christina's blog.

The Simple Things for Me
  • Chill of the morning air to stir me awake.
  • My 4 year old daughter rubbing her belly as she does her belly dance.
  • Silence at the end of a busy day.
  • A beautiful passage in a book that could bring me to tears.
  • Peace and calm that I feel as I sit in the church pew.
  • My older boys holding the younger ones' hands.
  • That big hug I love to give when I see someone again after a long time.
  • A painting that can transport me for the moment.
  • When I find "me" in my poetry.
  • Two days in row I have to mention chocolate :)
Happy Wednesday everyone!

38 comments:

Cyndy said...

Hello. I am visiting you today in the wake of Christina's love. Thank you for your list. I love your mention of your children holding hands. Lovely. (And chocolate is always worth mentioning twice!)

destrella said...

Great list! Probably one could mention chocolate every day if one had to.... :O)

iasa said...

i love you list especially the chilled morning air

Naqvee said...

A beautiful passage in a book that could bring me to tears. This is something I can relate with myself! A very humble list I mussay..
love Naqvee

SE'LAH... said...

i can get lost in a hug.

sweet list. one love.

Vickie said...

Chocolate--yes!

Good list, good list.

The chill in the morning is the best, but not the so cold it hurts your bones cold;)

Naqvee said...

It's 12:28 am here, will tell my simple things tomorrow after college, and will go to your friends' blog and others also to read their simple things..

simple things brings smile

Sherry said...

I'm still smiling at your daughter rubbing her belly as she belly dances...I think that image will stay with me as my sunshine for the day!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Amazing! that your daughter is rubbing her belly.
Great list!
xx

T Rex Mom said...

What a great posting - if I can pull one together I will post one and link back. Thanks for sharing.

It really is the simply things that make life wonderful.

Joanne said...

What a nice idea. Life is really all about those simple things that mean so much, that we experience every day. Coffee, and smiles, and snowy days. And hey, we can mention chocolate every day ;)

glnroz said...

one on my list is the opportunity to read this blog and see the true spirit of grin.

Aleta said...

I love the one about finding you in poetry. It's a special feeling. Loved your list!

G said...

Kewlness......

Ginger Jasper said...

I love your list.. Lots of very worthy entions there.. Carol and GJ x

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

reading your list gave me warm fuzzies!

Susan Fobes said...

Hmmm...I do like your list.

Kringle said...

What a beautiful post... you brightened the day.. thank you!

Christina said...

oh yes, chocolate and "me poetry". a glorious and appreciated list.
: )

The Write Girl said...

Wow, I love this list. This sounds interesting. Maybe I will check out what others are doing. My favorite line: "A beautiful passage in a book that could bring me to tears."

I feel that way too often while I am reading something. Thanks for the memorable and beautiful list : )

He & Me + 3 said...

Your poetry is awesome. I love silence too...as you read in my other comment:)

Isha Ethera said...

=] Nice post

Beverley Baird said...

I love your list. Children do give so much pleasure - I treasure all my time with them.
These are lists we can post for ourselves and always be reminded when times are tough.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Trudy said...

What a great list...I have to remember this. Simple is best!

Hyacynth said...

There's nothing quite like witnessing the love of siblings -- love holding hands!
This list is so reflective of the beautiful you I've come to know and love through your blog.

Caitlin said...

Excellent list- and of course you had to include chocolate, silly! :)

I love the silence at the end of the day. The house has been (mostly) put back together, everyone is sleeping, and I can just breathe...

Cindy La Ferle said...

What a fantastic idea, especially for this tough economic times! I am starting a happy list now, and will post it soon on my own blog. Thanks for the wonderful tip and the good cheer.

Corrie Howe said...

I love watching my oldest with his younger siblings...when he wants to be nice to them that is.

Sabrina said...

What a grateful person you are.

christy rose said...

Awww! Such a great list! Jacob rubs his belly button when he is falling asleep. I just love it.

Fireblossom said...

Chocolate is always my go-to girl. ;-)

Thans so much for the lovely comments you've left at my Word Garden. :-)

Flory said...

The simple things - how wonderful. Your 4 year old sounds so sweet. I love that stuff. My little girl caresses my face, and my boy hums while puts his nose next to mine. Enjoy your weekend Kelly.

Relyn said...

When I find me in my poetry. I love that.

Jen said...

beautiful list :)

Jenners said...

I love you list (as I knew I would.) That belly dance sounds wonderfully amusing. And you have a very "glass half full" to view the cold morning air as a good thing to wake you up!!

I'm glad you did this. So many of these simple things posts were pure poetry.

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

I had a beautiful image flash on each of your points. I love the belly rub. LOL And the holding hands. That's just one of the most beautiful things I get to witness each day.

I seriously may have to get in on this simple things listing deal. What a great reminder of all the beauty we're surrounded by!!

~Shaye @ Miller Memories

Judith Ellis said...

Beautiful list, Kelly.

Becca said...

Definitely another great list! I had to smile at the belly dance and the one about your boys holding hands! So sweet!