Monday, November 16, 2009

It's the Simple Things....


I'm participating in Christina's ( from Soul Aperture) invitation to list some of the simple things in life that bring smiles to our faces. At the top of my list today is going to be the convenience of electricity! We started our day today in the dark at the high school where I work. We are in the midst of a powerful windstorm and the power to this side of town was out for 2 hours this morning. But the show must go on, so we had school nevertheless. We all sat around in the dark with our little flashlights and hoped the power wouldn't come back on so we could go home; but alas, it did!

Starting with number 2, my list is as follows:

2. hugs
3. phone calls from my daughter
4. candlelight, when it's appropriate!
5. sitting in front of the fireplace on a snowy day with a good book and a cup of tea
6. fresh peonies and their fragrance which permeates my house
7. puppy kisses
8. beautiful yarn and a new knitting project
9. beautiful fabric and a new quilting project
10. late afternoon light streaming across a field of blooming tulips
11. rainbows
12. fog...when I don't have to drive in it
13. raindrops hanging like jewels from the tips of leaves
14. a beautifully crafted sentence that causes me to pause and savor it
15. the smell of fresh cut pines
16. that first plunge into Bellingham Bay on a hot day
17. sitting and watching sunsets with my husband
18. the gift of laughter
19. walking in the woods after a spring shower
20. cooking a wholesome meal and sharing it with the people I love




7 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Oh yes, fresh cut pines...so amazing!! And electricity which we so often take for granted, until we have none. Hope all is restored soon!

iasa said...

sign me up for staying in when it's foggy out. Curling up in front of a fire would bring a smile to my face too.

Christina said...

"puppy kisses" oh sweetie, this is beautiful!
i will be thankful for electricity as well.
xoxo

Shell said...

A lovely list. I have to share with you I saw a rainbow early today. It was beautiful and heralded a wonderful day it has turned out to be.

Char said...

so much to love and i especially love #20 - we did this last night.

Kim Living Life said...

the smell of fresh cut pine, I noticed in my list I had lots of smells, must be something that many of us enjoy the scents of thing, peonies, pines the list goes on.

Jennifer Lommers said...

Oooh - no 5 is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing such a lovely list!