Sunday, February 7, 2010



Enchanted Oak is doing a Simple Things Challenge this weekend. Post about simple things you cherish, link back to her blog, and leave a comment so she knows you have posted about simple things. For each post or comment on her blog $2 will be donated to a medical clinic in Haiti.

It brought a very simple pleasure to spend time reflecting on simple things that please me. The more I thought about it, the more I found.

Wind or even breezes and I have something very special going on. I always experience these movements of air as something very spiritual. Wind has a way of speaking to the deepest part of my soul. I just love it.

I am also totally in love with meadows - all meadows, but especially ones full of brightly colored flowers. Many years ago, I wrote my favorite poem about a meadow filled with a riot of color. Simple, but beautiful.

I appreciate experiencing the birth of a new day as I sit on my porch. It begins with grays and a damp coolness in the air. Very soon, the sun creeps into the backyard then gradually into the porch and the moisture in the air begins to lift. The air is fresh and clear and clean. Simple and exquisite.

How wonderful it is to be caressed by a breeze, touched on the cheek, and kissed by my husband - all in the same moment.

How perfect is that first morning taste of my home brewed espresso with a splash of sweet half and half. Nothing could be better than this very simple wake-up call.

Walking into an Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Anon meeting and receiving a loving, welcoming smile from my sponsor, a sponsee, or other friend is a simple, but glorious thing.

There are so many more, but I want to keep this a simple list.

Prayer Girl
(Photo credits: meadow flowers, Simple beauty by plasticastle)


ShAKirA CHOONG said...

Wow, such a wonderful simple things.
Thank you for sharing it.
You are really into Nature, me too.

Kim A. said...

I forgot about front porches!!! I don't have one but it is on my list of 100 things to do before I leave this earthly plane. A big wrap-around porch with ferns hanging, and rocking chairs and a swing. Oh my...I can see it now. Wonderful list.....


Enchanted Oak said...

My friend, it was a joy to visit you this morning and discover the simple things that bless your life. The breeze, that you love the motion of the air... a pastor once told me that if I wanted to know what the power of the Holy Spirit was like, I should watch the wind, an undeniable, invisible force.
I would like to read your poem about the meadow, as I sit on your porch with you, greeting the new day and sipping that marvelous espresso with cream.
And yes, yes, yes, to the beautiful rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, where we find that we are truly blessed. Thank you for this moment of joy.
Fondly, Chris

Brian Miller said...

caressed by a this list! thanks for joining in!

Syd said...

Glad that you posted your simple things. Life is filled with a thousand little things that add up to wondrous abundance.

Hope said...

Love your list.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

What a beautiful post.