Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Simple Things

Today Soul Aperture blog is sending 1.00 to Doctors Without Borders in Haiti for every blog that lists the simple things that make their souls sing.
Let me count the ways:

Sunshine. A summer day in June. Being at home cooking during a rain
or snow storm. Windows wide open with birds singing and a breeze blowing.
Discovering a new author who has written lots of books. Rereading a favorite
book. An iced grande skim latte, especially one drunk with friends all talking a
mile a minute. Laughing at work. Working in the garden. The first
snowdrop, lily of the valley, smell of lilac, fruit tree blossoms. Taking a cool
shower after many hot hours weeding. Feeding friends and family. Being fed
by friends and family. Finding a new blog that speaks to my heart. Exercising
my heart muscles. Loving, living every moment of my life, feeling gratitude.

From the garden: ripe tomatoes, juicy raspberries, fresh basil, the first fig.

At work: a sharp knife, fresh flowers, a beautiful arrangement by a coworker.

At home: flannel sheets in the winter, cool cotton in the summer, a cup of tea, walking barefoot on clean floors.


  1. tomatoes from your garden, and your love for life, makes me happy.
    : )

  2. Such a delicious list...I especially love finding a new author who has written lots of books...amen, me too!! xo

  3. Hello, I am visiting you today in the wake of Christina's love. Thank you for your simple things list. I especially enjoyed the image of making a meal for others AND having a meal made for me! Some of the best times I have had with friends and family have been around the family table. Thanks for reminding me of this...

  4. Christina, Your whole appreciation for life makes me happy.

    Sherry, Thank you for visiting. i'm off to see your list momentito.

    Cyndy, I'm home from work and am going to visit other's blogs now for a dose of happy. Thanks for commenting.

  5. sunshine, any day. lovely list.
    stopping over from Christina's to say HI.

    one love.

  6. I love talking a mile a minute. It's a thrill, really. Isn't this idea of Christina's such fun? I love how many of us are roaming the blogroads stopping to say hello here and there. So, hello to you. Happy almost-Friday.

  7. I adore your list - so many fabulous things that I love too! Especially finding a new author that has written alot of books - love it! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for your kind words on my blog, I truly appreciate you! :) P.S. Isn't Christina breathtaking?