Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Simple Things...

I've followed my friend Lisa's trail back to Christina at Soul Aperture: the simple things. Christina has challenged us to blog about the simple things that bring joy to our lives. When you link up at her blog, and for everyone who participates, her family will donate $1 to Doctors Without Borders. How could I refuse this challenge, as sweet as it is.

Here are my simple things...

a partially read book and time to wallow in it; small, quiet moments in the car to work out world problems with my husband; the pitter patter of feet in the morning; soft, sweet hugs and sloppy boy kisses; first words and unexpected words; deep understanding and heartfelt sympathy from the small people in my life; holding hands; running; swimming; wind in my hair; deep, warm baths

the smell of my kid's hair after a bath; story time; giggles; tears and then arms lifted high for me; lit up little eyes when I walk in the room

time with my mom; making my parents laugh when I apologize for things I did, now that I see it from the other side

sleep
sleep
more sleep

and yet, the quiet cuddles in the middle of the night when there is no sleep

help from my friends and family; growing understanding; time for thought and people to work thoughts out with; the internet, because old friends are easier to be with there and new friends can be found

love

picnicking in the park; running through sprinklers; little boys wrestling then hugging each other then wrestling again

the look of amazement on my older son's face the first time he held his brother

possibilities

tolerance

9 comments:

iasa said...

i love running in the sprinklers!

Cyndy said...

Hello, Laura. I am visiting you today in the wake of Christina's love. Thank you for sharing your list of simple things that make life special. Sounds like you have many little ones to help make this possible. I have 5 children, ages 8 -19, and it was nice to be reminded of the things that I adored when they were little. Freshly bathed babes? Heaven!

SE'LAH... said...

sleep, sleep and more sleep. YES! rest is good for the soul.

visiting from Soul Aperture.

one love.

Lisa said...

I have to agree with the babies fresh from the bath! YUM!

Sherry said...

tolerance, patience, sleep -- all the things we need and savour when we have little ones!

The pitter patter of little feet...a sound I miss but loved so much when mine were little!

My youngest is named Liam (mine you he's now 18!!) :)

JoLyn said...

What a wonderful list! I like that you said, "growing understanding." That's a good one.

Char said...

oh...especially the last two - so beautiful

Christina said...

running through the sprinkler... that's what life is all about, friend.
: )

Relyn said...

a partially read book. Oh yes! Isn't this idea of Christina's such fun? I love how many of us are roaming the blogroads stopping to say hello here and there. So, hello to you. Happy almost-Friday.