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Simple Things

June 9th, 2009 · 19 Comments

Christina at Soul Aperture has invited bloggers to post the simple things in life that make us happy.  Thank you, Christina!

Here are the simple things that pop into my head today!

  • The smell of my children
  • My husband’s strong arms around me
  • The sounds of Bentley singing after sunset
  • The happy look on Timmy’s face when he sees it’s time to play frisbee
  • The fragrance of lilacs
  • The excitement in my daughter’s voice when she tells me about a new drawing technique she is trying
  • The smell of spaghetti sauce cooking on the stove for hours
  • Going barefoot
  • The beautiful sound of my teen-aged son playing guitar
  • Eating lettuce and arugula that we’ve grown
  • chocolate
  • the feel of my camera in my hands
  • swinging on my kid’s swingset
  • My youngest son saying to me, “Mom, let’s get your camera!”
  • looking at the photo below, taken by my youngest son


There are more wonderfully simple things listed in my left hand sidebar under “Random Things That Make Me Happy”.  Now go on over to Christina’s place.  Her list will fill you with joy!

Tags: Family · Favorite Things · Pets · Photography

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Se'Lah // Jun 9, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I so enjoyed your list of simple things…all of it! I’m so glad you participated. I’m going to bed happy :)

  • 2 Se'Lah // Jun 9, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    ps: your son is becoming quite the photographer. Kudos.

    Se’Lah’s last blog post..t.h.e. s.i.m.p.l.e. t.h.i.n.g.s…

  • 3 Christina // Jun 10, 2009 at 12:38 am

    oh, im trying to hang on with out letting the tears flow, but i don’t know… this is just the sweetest.

    “swinging on my kids swing set” And the spaghetti sauce. it’s love!

    Christina’s last blog post..the simple things are what make the soul sing

  • 4 Puna // Jun 10, 2009 at 6:41 am

    You always look on the bright side!

    Puna’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday ~ The Itsy Bitsy Spider

  • 5 margie // Jun 10, 2009 at 8:42 am

    a lovely lovely list.

    margie’s last blog post..simple things

  • 6 mrs. e // Jun 10, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Your list just makes me happy!

    mrs. e’s last blog post..Anniversary- Part II

  • 7 lmerie // Jun 10, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Love the list and love the photo! A family of photographers. :)

    lmerie’s last blog post..Homecoming Concert

  • 8 rochambeau // Jun 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Your list is a great one, is that photograph!


  • 9 Tracy // Jun 10, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Sweet pleasures every one…beautiful! Love your dogs–they are so sweet! :o) Nice to meet you…Happy Days…

  • 10 elk // Jun 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    gayle you have such a sweet essence about your list…
    love to swing too…and the guitar well you must feel your heart jump when you hear it!

  • 11 Kim Andersen // Jun 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    You have a lot of wonderful summery sweetness in your list :)

    Kim Andersen’s last blog post.."My Own Backyard"

  • 12 Shell // Jun 10, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I enjoyed your list, M. We both share our love of lilacs and chocolate. Your son’s picture is wonderful.

    Shell’s last blog post..The Simple Things

  • 13 elizabeth // Jun 10, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    he is a natural!

    we had a couple of lilac bushes outside my home growing up. I can still smell them when I close my eyes. it was so wonderfully fragrant and the very essence of spring.

    elizabeth’s last blog post..simple things that make the soul sing

  • 14 Cee // Jun 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    The smell of children are precious!

  • 15 Angela // Jun 11, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Totally random, but I was watching Oprah once year’s ago and she was interviewing Lance Armstrong’s ex-wife. She said that she keeps of book of “things she loves” things that make her happy – I started one myself after that, and love it!!
    – summer thunderstorms
    – Reeses pieces
    – Piglet
    – suprises
    – smell of fresh cut grass
    – first sip of hot coffee in the morning

    When all else fails us, it’s good to reflect on the things we love about life; it tends to put things in perspective!!
    Great post!!!
    ~angela @ peonypatch

    Angela’s last blog post..Virgin Gorda, BVI

  • 16 Angela // Jun 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I left a post, but I think it was deleted :( It was good too!!

    Anyhoo – I love this post!! I keep a list too! Here are a few of my items:

    – summer thunderstorms
    – Reeses pieces
    – Piglet
    – smell of fresh cut grass
    – first sip of hot coffee in the morning

    ~angela @ peonypatch

    Angela’s last blog post..Virgin Gorda, BVI

  • 17 Katie in MA // Jun 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Hasn’t this Simple Things assignment been one of the best parts of your week? It was so relaxing working on mine.

    Happy Love Thursday!!
    [rq=3323,0,blog][/rq]Love peeks around every-day corners.

  • 18 Relyn // Jun 12, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Going barefoot. How could I have forgotten to put going barefoot on my own list? I enjoyed yours. So much.
    .-= Relyn´s last blog ..The Simple Things =-.

  • 19 sunnymama // Jun 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    What a fantastic list of simple things and the picture is just perfect!
    .-= sunnymama´s last blog ..Out our backdoor, UK Corner View =-.

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