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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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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,

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

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

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

  10. Linda, you are a precious soul! xo

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