Monday, May 3, 2010

Simple Pleasures

"But be sure to fear the Lord and faithfully serve Him. Think of all the wonderful things He has done for you."
I Samuel 12: 24

There are so many wonderful things He has done for me. My life overflows with His blessings - some so great I can scarce take them in.
Today my heart is focused on the simple things with which He surrounds me - little gifts I can so easily overlook in the busyness of life:

- time to sit and stitch; to make something to warm our home

-flowers from my own little antique rose bush; it has so many little roses this year I felt it would be all right to cut a few and bring them inside to brighten the bookcase.

-a sweet little white pitcher (I just love little pitchers!)

- a place to sit outside, listening to the birds sing and the wind whisper through the trees, and to have an occasional visitor.

- windows wide open, fresh breezes and billowing curtains

- morning walks

- butterflies

- a bowl of chocolate nut ice cream

- talking to a little granddaughter on the phone

- browsing through the book store

- playing the piano

- listening to good music

- the smell of laundry fresh from the dryer

- an old movie

- wild flowers

- a beautiful full moon pouring light through the bedroom windows

- the fresh green color of new leaves

- rainy days

- a bubble bath

- sweetly scented soap

- a new candle

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Jan said...

I so agree, Linda, the simple pleasures that come our way that we see as a Gift from God, are just so much sweeter.
Blessings, Jan

grammy said...

I love that list
Life is so full of little happy gifts
on my walk this afternoon I just stood under a pink flowering tree
and looked up
so beautiful

Sandy said...

Linda, that was the most precious
list! I would have to agree with
every single thing you listed
with the exception of the little
granddaughter. I certainly wish
I could say we have that in common.
Hugs for you,

Heather said...

Rejoicing with you today, Linda, over the little things... over heaven-sent treasures, none too small... all absolutely perfect!

Hope you have a lovely week :) I can't wait to see what you stitch next!

Unknown said...

amen to simple pleasures.
especially while we live the not so , sometimes.

have a blessed week , Linda.
and I added you to my blogroll, so sorry that I hadn't realized you were missing.

Stephani Cochran said...

A wonderful list Linda! You've been married to your high school sweetheart for 43 years? That is indeed a blessing in itself! ~ Blessings to you!

Andrea said...

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Mommy Emily said...

oh linda. i too, love simple.pleasures. this, my baby reminds me, daily... love to you...

Dawn said...

Lovely list - I need to do a list like this for my own edification!

Andrea said...

Linda, you are a precious soul! xo

Katrina said...

You've listed so many of my own simple pleasures, Linda! You must be such a beautiful woman to know and visit with!