Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Simple Things

Little things can make a big difference.

Today Christina of Soul Aperture is hosting the Simple Things blog party.

As she says: "it seems that January, can be a tough month for some of us. the blahs, the rain, the snow, trying to make sense of the world.
Ii think it's time we show January, who's boss! : )
let's show what we appreciate, and what we are grateful for
- no matter how big or small, these things may seem."

What a great idea!

We can all participate by writing a list of the simple things in life that make our hearts and souls sing.
But to add to this blog party, for every blogger that posts a Simple Things list on January 27th and links back to the Soul Aperture blog post here, Christina will donate $1.00 to the charity Doctors Without Borders for the Haiti Relief efforts.
What a wonderful way to make a difference!

Here is my list, in no particular order, of things that uplift me, give me joy, peace and put a smile on my face! A list to keep handy to remember that happiness can be achieved by the simple things in life!

My Simple Things List

the simple things that make my soul sing
dancing with my husband
dancing to loud music by myself
playing games with children
playing progressive euchre with our group of friends
visiting old friends
celebrating holidays – following traditions
a roof over our heads
a warm comfy bed with a big warm comforter
watching the fire burn in a fireplace
the sound of a violin and flute
country music
classical music
singing with a song
our cat purring on my lap
petting our cat or a puppy
watching horses gallop
watching swans and geese on the river
handwritten letters
emails and jokes from friends
a phone call from a friend
sharing laughter
old comfy pajamas
hugs and kisses
the warmth of a baby
bouquets of flowers
blue skies
snow covered mountains
pounding surf
trees of all kinds
reading a good book
watching a movie
making movies of family and friends
looking at old photos together
remembering the past
watching fireworks
Looking at art
Creating art
Creating and playing

Watching a child learn something new
Giving hope to someone
Being with an elderly person
Homemade soup
Homemade bread
Chocolate desserts
Warm apple crisp
Red wine
A nice cup of tea and toast
Caring for others
Being there for others


Join in the fun - create your own list and be sure to check back to Christina and visit the other participants here.

Have a wonderful day!


SE'LAH... said...

handwritten letters. and playing games with children. so beautiful.

one love.

Cyndy said...

I like the handwritten letters, too! Combine that with chocolate and it's heaven!

Char said...

a gorgeous list...beautiful things, especially dancing

christina said...

apple crisp, handwritten letters, comfy pj's...
all so loved filled and simple.

Mari Mansourian said...

oh yes visiting old friends is always a good feeling :)

Sherry said...

Your list is making me wine, tea, dancing (especially by yourself!)...I'm glad you joined in and shared with us!! ♥

septembermom said...

Such a beautiful list. Love how you say "giving hope to someone". Thank you for sharing with us.

Yiota said...

homemade bread, handwritten letters, flowers...
beautiful list!

Relyn Lawson said...

I love your list. And I love how long it is. We all have so very much to be grateful for. It's so nice to meet you.