life's little pleasures. I try to be mindful of the beauty in this world. I try not to let it pass me by while my head is down staring at my phone. I've gotten back to the joy in life, to raising my face to the sun or the rain and being grateful I get to experience both.
that addresses these simple things in life that are often taken for granted. It's on tumblr because I'm not anticipating that too many people will look into it seriously. If you're bored and would like to give it a gander, it is called All Things Beautiful
Looking out to a frosty lawn, warm in my dressing gown and woollen socks
I appreciate the simple things in life..
but....oh....I want to stay in bed with a good book today....rather than go to work....
when it rains. The sound that leaves make when they dance with the wind. A random scent that takes you back to a happy point in childhood. A hot shower on a cold day. A cold shower on a hot day. Clean water. A whole-hearted laugh. The perfect cup of coffee. A tight hug.
..coffee on the deck, lazy mornings in bed, hearing children laugh, a glass of wine chilled to perfection, watching snow fall, the smell of cinnamon when you walk in the door, watching the sun rise & set, knowing you & your partner are "on the same page" on most things. These are...
fondness and appreciation.
For they know me well
Those few who know me at all.
I walk the rocks on the headland
Feet bare as I revel in the texture,
The damp, the slipperiness.
A solid footing despite the wind tugging at my coat.
As the sun sinks and the sky colours,
and dogs letting me pet them. Yea, they could easily just bite or scratch the crap out of me, and give me tons of loads of rabies but they didn't. So I appreciate awesomeness of stray cats and dogs. :)
and it's a 45 minute drive. It took me an hour and a half...why you ask?
Pulled over to make room for four John Deere tractors,
Stopped three times to move turtles out of the road,
Pulled onto a dirt road to watch the ten deer grazing in a field of buttercups,
would miss... Like the smell of fresh cut grass, the smell when rain comes, the sound of a thunder storm, popping bubble wrap, the smell and sound of the ocean, the crh of seagulls, even the hot sun beating down on my skin.
before he leaves for work, we tell each other, "Be safe and be happy. I love you and I like you." It makes me smile every time. All the simple wishes we have for one another wrapped up in a tiny phrase.
for an appointment...ran to my car.... but something stopped me dead in my tracks. It was a Monarch Butterfly flitting about...enjoying our front garden which is full of butterfly bushes. I felt myself mentally and physically relax....the stress leaving my body as I watched this...
or a venture into the garden or cooking for others and cleaning but feel I am missing out on so much more ok I do have the odd shopping trip but that's even getting boring but then again I should be grateful
With the world filled with so many liars, and secrets, it's very rare to come across someone who is completely 100 % honest with you. Even if their truth and honesty hurts, ALWAYS respect tha fact that their being honest with you. It shows that they care.
I once saw an old tramp with his grey skin, thick with ashy dirt, long matted grey beard, long matted grey hair, dirty track pants, dirty shirt not done up, huge belly, pour a bottle of yellow, frothy liquid down the drain outside, leaving his belongings on their...
morning while running errands. Peaches, yellow squash, nectarines, watermelon and cantaloupe! Home grown and fresh from the garden. I love that I live where mom & pops can park their truck on the side of the road and share their tastes of summer with others.
I was cutting the...
incarnation) to learn, but really to remember. We each choose our parents, our best teachers to give us experiences that grow and evolve us. We choose painful experiences because this is how we remember compassion. And by the way, our patents choose us, too. It's called a soul...
is good for the soul. They are hysterical, loving, naughty, bundles of joy. Pure joy! They make you appreciate kisses, hugs, sitting in the grass, spinning in circles to fall down, looking in awe at a grasshopper, and reading a book on zoo animals.
They have recharged my...
for granted...our town has been without water for 3 days. Something as simple as just rinsing my hands is difficult...pouring water over one then the other...heating water for a spit bath....brushing my teeth....flushing the toilet...cooking. We are having to go out of town to...