Monday, November 16, 2009

Simple Things

Whiskers on kittens

Sunshine on the grapes
Tasting grapes
A crispy apple
A child's smile
Lavender fields
Rain drops on Roses
Candles burning on a dark night
Flowers in the garden and in vases in my house
Lovely pot of tea
Walking through the leaves
Wind blowing through my hair
Walking on the beach with the waves crashing nearby
Blue skies
Fluffy Clouds
Sunshine on my shoulders
A hug from a friend
Time spent with a dear friend or family
A good book that captures my imagination
Neighbors dog sticking her nose through the fence for a scratch
Listening to Christmas Carols starting in September

I want to break into songs of joy as I make this list.
These are a few of my favorite "simple" things.


Adrienne said...

Oh, Marilyn - So many of these things would be on my simple list. I think I'll make one today as I plan to begin my visual journal project. Something I've wanted to do for so long but just haven't stopped to do! My simple list will be a perfect start. And thank you for 'giving me permission' to start listening to Christmas music. I bought a new Christmas CD from an artist who visited our church yesterday. I was going to make myself wait - but why? I'm home today, working around the house and preparing for holiday things in advance. Why not Christmas music? I think I will! ~Adrienne~

P.S. - The kitty looks much like my Savannah, except she has a black 'smudge' on her nose. I often tell her I think it's because she' been snooping in the fireplace!

Caroline said...

Oh my gosh...all so wonderful! Sunshine on my shoulders...ahhhh...feels like bliss!

Christina said...

This is love! I am feeling the fluffy clouds, enjoying the sunshine.
Your post gives me flight~

sherry ♥ lee said...

Breaking into songs of joy -- I so get this!! I love how you incorporated some of "These Are a Few Of My Favourite Things" into this list! I'm humming that now and thinking how perfect for this wonderful idea!

An Open Heart said...

"Listening to Christmas Carols starting in September".....

A sister after my own heart!


Jeanne said...

Love and hugs
My late beloved Mom would always say
Keep it short, sweet and simple
The best in life
Love you

Southern Touch Catering said...

Adding......bright fall leaves swirling in the wind.
Ah, it does make you want to sing.
Thanks Marilyn- goosebumps........

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Oh, what a list! I am feeling the wind and smelling the walk on the beach...bliss!

Your blog is lovely, thank you for brining these words to the world!

Shell said...

I feel joy reading your list to. Blue skies, clouds and sweet kittens are lovely.

rayfamily said...

Love your list, after my own heart. I feel at peace just reading it.

Char said...

so many things to love here - and i love the kitty. beautiful shots.

i also love crispy apples and the wind in my hair.

iasa said...

I found your list so relaxing, beautiful.

beth said...

sunshine on my shoulders...I need some of that today on this grey day :)

Duchess of Tea said...

What a lovely post darling, just what I needed today!!

Love & Hugs

margie said...

a wonderful list of simple things.

Gillian said...

lovely cup of tea, yes!!

...mmm... said...

Those are all very good things indeed, Marilyn. I quite agree. not sure from this list what Id put first.

I loved the Carols in Spetember one, btw.

BUT, but, you forgot hot buttered toast--ahh the smell ans taste of it with that good pot of tea to wash it all down. Ahhh.

Looking forward to hobnobbing with you at teh tea. do be sure to say hello on the blog to me and the others. And I will be sure in a few posts to give a special shout out to you for your generous promotion of the blog tea. Free advertising after all.

Liss said...

You list has made me want to join in song and sing with you.
I enjoyed all the wonderfully simple things on your list.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh, those grapes look so luscious! I always see them sitting in the grocery store. What a delightful sight they are. I love your simple things! Simple is always best.

parTea lady said...

What delight and feelings of joy that simple things can bring. Love your list!

Samosas for One said...

Now I'm singing Favorite Things from the Sound of Music in my head! Gorgeous list Marilyn.

Carol said...

I'm still making my way through all of these wonderful lists. I really enjoyed yours. Have a great weekend.

Relyn said...

Neighbors dog sticking her nose through the fence for a scratch

Oh, thank you. I'd never thought of how much I enjoy that particular pleasure.