Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Seven Things

Joining Lisa today for Seven Things - expressing gratitude for the simple little things, and appreciating the sweet spots of life.

:: Watching the wonderful friendship developing between Reece and his little friend Ben. 
They enjoy each others company, play well together and share a love of nature. 
Being a part of their adventure and exploration of this earth is something I am so grateful for.



:: Happy mail days. Thank you KC!



:: His imagination.



:: The great outdoors, 
the place I feel most at home some days 
and the place where Reece and I connect in ways I could never have dreamed of.



:: Signs of spring...mud!



:: This



:: Being a tree. I took time to stand beside a towering tree. To feel it, observe its presence and become it. I felt the deep roots creating a foundation for it to reach toward the sky. I felt the length of its branches reaching up, extending toward the light it needs. I felt its wisdom, but was aware it still had growing to do. It was only a few minutes, but this tree had lessons for me...I heard them.



What simple things are you grateful for today?

 Please stop by Julie Malony: Health Coach where I am guest posting today, talking a little about myself and our life here.

35 comments:

  1. Seven lovely things to be grateful for. I love this posting ~ pausing and focusing on just a few things that touch our hearts, make us think, and appreciate. Very nicely done and always such beautiful photos. Have a good day :)

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  2. I always wondered about beaches and snow... I always love standing near trees. I love to breath in the scent of ponderosa pines here, they smell like vanilla. Wonderful things to love for sure!

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    1. Well there you have it, wonder no more :) Ponderosa pines, oh I bet they smell good.

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  3. thank you for joining my weekly ritual Kim! a lovely collection you have here. we've been appreciating our trees, too. especially after having to take a few down - what a wonder it is to realize all the history that one old tree has witnessed.

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    1. Happy to join you Lisa :) They are pretty amazing aren't they?

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  4. So nice you received some mail :) love the photo of the tree so beautiful and majestic!

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    1. I love getting mail, really love it! Thanks!

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  5. All such nice things! I'm grateful for all the little yellow finches we've had visiting our bird feeder lately.

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    1. Thanks Amber. Yellow finches are great, waiting for ours to return in the spring :)

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  6. I agree, I feel more at home outside too.

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  7. Beautiful things to be grateful for indeed.

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  8. You're heart shows through in this post and it's beautiful! Love you!

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  9. Such wonderful photos and beautiful things to be thankful for.

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  10. Beautiful post, Kim! Lovely words, lovely images!

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  11. I love your story about the tree Kim. It's something I've been thinking about too.

    The bundle KC sent you.....is it lavender? Do you light it and wave it through your home as a method of space clearing? xxoo

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    1. Thanks Julie. It is actually sage, from the sage bushes in New Mexico. And yes, meant to be used to clear the negative energy. Often called a smudge stick.

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  12. What a lovely list of gratitude. On one of our walks, we have a "Thinking tree" it is where you stop to think and listen to what the forest and trees have to tell you. Julien found it. I will think of you next time I am there :)

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  13. great list. today i am grateful for exercise, for salsa, a very patient husband and soft rain.

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  14. Your lessons from the tree- very powerful. I love this about you. That you take that time to "be a tree"! Beautiful!

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    1. Awe, thank you. The whole experience was very powerful and inspiring.

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  15. such beautiful things on your list. lovely water photo!! we were very excited by mud yesterday, lol.

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Us too, it really is the little things, isn't it?

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  16. GREAT POST:)
    Your blog is so lovely..do you have twitter or fb to follow with??

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    Have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

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    1. Thanks Maria. I am on FB and Twitter, you can find my links on my contact page.

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