Thursday, January 28, 2010

{simple things}

Some of the little things that make me happy:

slippers on a hardwood floor
the crackle of the fire in the woodstove
a hot cup of tea
homemade scones with jam

handwritten letters
parcels
birthday cards
waking up to lots of email in my inbox

my boys in their pajamas
rumpled hair and rosy cheeks
soft skin and sweet-smelling hair
hugs


snow on the mountains
a pink sunrise
waves crashing on the beach
blue, cloudless skies

flip-flops
cupcakes
Easter egg hunts
picnics

the smell of playdough
new crayons
homemade Valentines
newly sharpened pencils

browsing the bookstore
a sandwich and soup in a favourite cafe
tea and biscotti
sun on my face through the window

new magazines
lipbalm
bubble baths
pedicures

rain on the rooftops
full flower pots on the front step
the cherry tree in our front yard
lilac bushes in full bloom
bird feeders

I was inspired last night when I read Katrina's post of simple things on her blog, Kat's Cradle. It was just a list of simple little things that make her happy, but it was lovely to read. And, it gets better... She linked to another blog that is doing something wonderful. Soul Aperture will donate $1 to Doctors without Borders to help the people of Haiti for every {simple things} post out there in blogland. Make a list of happy things and help make a difference? How could I resist? I couldn't. How about you?

8 comments:

  1. "slippers on a hardwood floor...browsing the bookstore...scones." this is all sheer love.
    such beauty.
    i love this.
    thank you, friend.
    thank you.
    xo

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  2. what a great idea and both lovely blogs.

    it's the little things that make life special isn't it?

    and the meaningful things... like your darling boys in their pajamas / rumpled hair.

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  3. Mmm..lilacs..I had forgotten how much I love lilac trees in bloom. Thank you for that reminder today..it made me smile!Love the list!

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  4. oh wow - this post made me smile ear to ear. you always make the best happy lists, erin!!

    also, you totally spelled frakenmuth right. i live on the other side of the state from flint, but it's still the same green leafy goodness and water everywhere. michigan rocks!!

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  5. What a great idea! I'll have to make one tomorrow and help spread the word. Beautiful list! I especially love "the smell of playdough." hmmm...

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  6. rain on the rooftops...especially a galvanised rooftop...so soothing.

    stopping by from Soul Aperture to enjoy your list. one love.

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  7. oh erin...i love your list!
    rumpled hair & rosy cheeks...
    crashing waves & newly sharpened pencils! sigh. it's all so lovely!
    i have been enjoying watching everyone in blogland share these little things that make our hearts happy...it's truly inspiring!
    xo.
    k

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  8. found your list through soul aperture. it is absolutely beautiful.

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