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
*
love
*
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
crocheting

*
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
*
Faith
Hope
Caring for others
Being there for others

LOVE

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!

9 comments:

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.
xo

marinik said...

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

Sherry said...

Your list is making me tingle...red 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 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.