Monday, April 7, 2014

Simple Things


A little list of the simple things enjoyed this weekend:

:: slow mornings
:: time with friends
:: watching the robins frolick in the puddles
:: time to be creative
:: cups and cups of tea
:: new rain boots
:: meals made from scratch
:: after dinner walks
:: holding my little mans hand as he drifted off to sleep
:: watching the birds at our backyard feeders
:: homemade chocolate...so divine
:: candles at mealtime
:: enjoying meals, together, as a family
:: food from last years garden still nourishing us
:: pancakes topped with our maple syrup
:: handwriting letters to friends
:: the sound of my little man laughing
:: a walk in the woods, just the three of us
:: a soak in the tub
:: time at the end of the day to sit and be

I started this list on Saturday morning, just a way for me to find, in my days, the little things that make me happy. With each visit to add something to the list I could feel the gratitude inside of me growing. My life is filled to the brim with goodness, filled, I tell you. It really is the little things, those simple things, enjoyed on a day to day basis that make life so darn good. I am blessed to be living this life, a life we have chosen. It isn't grand by society standards, but it is grand by our standards.

What simple things have you been enjoying lately?

26 comments:

  1. Love those boots
    My few simple things would be family walks, a fluffy hot chocolate while waking up in the dark morning, watching the firelight, kissing my little one when she's sleeping - her chubby sleeping cheeks. My feet in sheepskin boots.

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    1. Thanks! Those simple things sound lovely. Enjoy those boots :)

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  2. What a wonderful list. First thing on my list this morning would be the first on your list, slow mornings. Since it's holiday time, hurray! In fact slow mornings with cuddles and reading in bed with the girls, even better! And I like the sound of the divine homemade chocolate! That sounds like it needs a blog post to itself???

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    1. Thanks. Enjoy those slow mornings while the kids are on break :)

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  3. Beautiful and inspiring post Kim. Indeed your life is filled to the brim with goodness :)
    You know that my word for 2014 is simple, and this is a great reminder to slow down and notice all of the wonderful simple moments ...... even on the busiest of days. Keeping a list is a great idea, might be something l need to do too.
    As for simple pleasures l have been enjoying lately - high on the list would be fresh flowers. This year l've made a big effort to have more in the house, and it's been lovely.

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    1. Thank you Chrisy. I would love to see your list if you go ahead and do it.

      Fresh flowers, I love fresh flowers. I just might have to treat myself this week :) Thanks for the reminder. xo

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  4. We enjoyed the first significant time in our garden this season! And a beekeeping workshop, which has me hooked. We're going to wait until we are settled in one place, in the next year or so we hope, but I see bees in our future.

    I'm a bit jealous of your maple syrup and your rain boots. xo

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    1. Lucky you! And yay for beekeeping. I did a workshop two summer ago and we are hoping this will be the year we add them to our little homestead.

      The rain boots are awesome and the maple syrup...so good. xo

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  5. Super list Kim, I especially like slow mornings, we have a lot of them here too.
    Hope you are doing something fun today. I have my camera by my side so I will be ready for tomorrow ;)

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    1. Thanks Tracey. Can't wait to see your photos tomorrow :)

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  6. Hi Kim!I have found your blog last week and I red it all..from the beginning till now!I really enjoy the way you write and your post are Always poetic and inspiring, even if I live so far away from you (Italy) and I don't have (yet) child!Thank you so much!

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  7. Great boots! I need a good pair of wellies to follow my daughter into those puddles!

    Simple things : Planting seeds, my husband playing guitar, that first sip of a hot cup of tea, cracking open the windows after months of being cooped up.

    Taking pleasure and finding contentment in the simple thins are truly the secret to everlasting happiness. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks, that is exactly what they are for. My old ones had holes in them, not so good when you are playing in the creek or jumping in puddles :)

      Lovely list my friend.

      So very true, only wish more people knew the secret :)

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  8. Beautifully written. It's nice to reflect on the good things in life. Boots, birds, syrup, walks... Sounds like spring is finding it's way to you, This week I am savoring the last week of babyhood. Next Wednesday my baby becomes a toddler. Be well.

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    1. Spring has found us, finally, and we are enjoying it. Enjoy this last week off babyhood...soak it all up.

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  9. I had a very slow morning but it was due to lack of sleep....still did yoga even though I wanted to meditate with my coffee :) Love your boots!!

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    1. Haha, good for you still getting that yoga in. Thank you!

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  10. Those are all the best things anyway! Great boots! :)

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  11. Beautiful Kim. Love your new rain boots. I'd love you to share your chocolate recipe. Hope you have a great week. xxoo

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    1. Thanks Julie, I am loving my new boots too!

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  12. Wonderful, Kim!
    Weather. I have simply be enjoying the weather. I missed it over the last year.

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    1. I can just imagine how much you are enjoying it :)

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