Tuesday, November 24

The Simple Things

Recently both Mari and Hootin' Anni have posted about the simple things in life. Isn't that what life is all about? I am one that loves the simple things. I don't like the hustle and bustle of today's world. When I was young, we lived in rural area and things were much slower paced.

Since I enjoy the simple things in life, I decided to copy Mari and Anni and do a post about some of my favourite things.

* Wet kisses from a toddler

* The sound of children's laughter

* Spending time with my grandsons, whether it be for a walk in the park or playing Uno or some other game.

* Flowers in the spring and summer

* Watching lambs frolic in the pasture

* Birds, raccoons and squirrels in the yard, the fragrance of fallen leaves, blossoms in spring and all things from the natural world.

* The smell of wood burning in a fireplace or wood stove.

* The smell of cookies and bread baking

* The love of family

* Playing with Dakota

* Watching a good movie at home with a bag of popcorn

* Reading a good book

These are just a few of the simple things in life that I enjoy. What are some of your favourites?


  1. You know, this is perfect for you. I think I could read this without it being on your blog and know it was from you. These are all great things and really, isn't it the simple things that make up life? I'm glad you did this one!

  2. I just did a similar post. Some things that make me smile are my children, good neighbors, watching the birds at the bird feeder, a sleeping baby, a child's giggle, etc. I could go on and on.

  3. ooh I love those flowers, are they poppies? I Have some in my garden that seed every year except they are pink :-)

  4. I enjoyed reading your list. Simple life and things are the best!

  5. I like your list. I also really like your new template.

  6. It's got to be the simple pleasures that make life so worthwhile because the highlight moments, by defintion, are few and far between.

  7. Very timely, Mary.

    Spending some quiet time, alone.
    Mama Bear

  8. Mary!!!! Come over to my blog quickly!!!! Hurryyyy!!!!! lol

    I so enjoyed your list of simple pleasures and most of them are the same ones I enjoy:-) To me, those are the best times. Today I'm going to do something I always love doing...spending time with my mom:-) xoxo

  9. The simple life....nothing better!
    I am with you on so many of the things on your list.
    Right now I love the smell of the cake baking in my oven and having Julia home from school for Thanksgiving break.
    I love that my husband loves his job and that he is such a hard worker.
    I love that God has given me a home with a family that loves me.
    These are a few of my favorite things. :)

  10. A beautiful sunrise.
    A beautiful sunset.
    The delightful smell after the rain.
    The cats greeting me at their breakfast time.
    The chickens telling me their feeder is empty.
    The sight of deer running through our wooded property.
    Curled up on the couch with a grandchild or all eight grandchildren.
    My spouse's incredible sense of humor.
    My spouse's generosity and security.
    The pride of owning TBDITW (The best dog in the world).
    Being retired from the corporate world.
    I could go on and on but I'm already beyond a few.