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Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Keep it simple..

I visited Tabitha at http://www.ichoosebliss.net/  Reading her Ten Commandments and her Spiritual To Do List, it made me think how much we can complicate our lives.  When I read her blog, I feel peace within.  I feel calm.  I can take a deep breath and just let out a wonderful, deep, sigh...

Its the simple things and the little things that make such a difference in our lives:

a hug
a smile
shared laughter
holding hands
watching a baby sleep
being held by a child
waking up to a new day
sunrises
sunsets
a walk
a nap
a phone call
a friend
looking up to a blue sky
 white fluffy clouds
feeling pain free
a kiss
sharing time with a loved one
petting a cat
playing with a dog
a knowing glance from across a room
the bloom of a flower
a cup of coffee
a spot of tea
a child after a bath
grand kids laughter
children's laughter
a love note
a thank you note
brownies in the oven
toes in the sand
listening to the whistle of wind
 the scent of pine trees
a gentle breeze on a hot day
love
friendship
kinship
an answered prayer
enlightenment
joy
quiet
a good book
journaling
painting
coloring
a task done well
accomplishment
compliments
contentment
atonement
an apology
gratitude
feeling comfortable
thankfulness
clarification
a shoulder rub
a firm hand shake
an unexpected surprise
a home cooked meal with love
dinner and good conversation
a hot shower
a soak in a tub
jacuzzi
rain
first snow
Spring
Fall
Summer
being warm after cold
being cool after heat
 belly laughs
feeling cozy
home
gentleness
understanding
a cleansing cry
hope
Faith
knowing God's love
the miracle of birth
reunions
acceptance
smell of the ocean
roar of the waves
a bird's song
a cat's purr
a dog's cock of the head
puppy breath
baby's scent
lunch with a friend
breakfast
being remembered
feeling special
respect
calm

~~dkb

8 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

WOW! I am so honored by your words Donna! I loved your list and I feel so very blessed by this post and your presence. Thank You! Thank You!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

this post totally rocks! tabitha - bless you! what a wonderful service you're doing.

Cmom said...

Simple is usually always better!

Donna B said...

Cmon: You are so right!!

Teresa: Thank you. Isn't Tabitha's blog a breath of fresh air? She really is doing a wonderful service.

Tabitha: You are very welcome...but THANK YOU and Bless you! Keep up the good work!!

penjandrum said...

That's lovely. Thankyou Tabitha and Donna.

♥♥♥♥♥
Penny

That corgi :) said...

it truly is the simple things that make us the most content isn't it? but why do we complicate things indeed? that I really don't know. I think if we all kept things simple, it would be such a better world I do believe

I'll have to check out Tabitha's blog; it sounds lovely :)

betty

Sarah said...

Hi Donna....well I adore Tabitha...have followed her blog for ages now and well the girl is something..she just has a gift. I always feel just the same way when I visit her...calm and peaceful!
I also loved your list...isn't it funny how the best things in life come right down to the simple things! Wonderful post, Sarah

Donna B said...

Penny: Thank you for the compliments and for visiting. Always a pleasure...

betty: I KNOW you will enjoy Tabitha's blog. I agree...I think the secret of life is the balance in keeping our lives simple. When it gets complicated, it spins out of control.

Sarah: So true about Tabitha's gift. She also lead me to your blog! Thank you for visiting and following me. We need to have a brainstorming session on HOW TO KEEP IT SIMPLE and not allow our lives to get complicated. I look forward to more future creativity over at your blog and mutual conversations.