Monday, June 21, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Sometimes it's the simplest of things that bring me the most joy and contentment.

I am finding so many little pleasures throughout these last few days and thought I would just make up a small list of them here to remind me of the peace that can be found in quiet and basic homemaking activities.

-listening to jazz and many other favorites as I putter about my home.

-folding laundry warm from the dryer.

-Exciting conversations with dear friends about all the new things we are learning.

-Lighting a candle while reading to my children.

- Vegetables grown local, purchased at the Farmer's Market.

- Savory, pure steaks from grass fed, organic beef barbecued to perfection... a treat for him on Father's Day.

-Being able to provide whole, real, often organic foods to my family. And having them say, "Mmm... this is GOOD, Mom!"

-Opening the fridge and pantry and seeing them full with nature's gifts, His Provision.

-Seeing the bread dough rise to perfection.

-Kneading that dough by hand.

-The aroma of baking bread that fills the house.

-Eating this again for lunch.

-Preparing a wholesome vegetable soup which now simmers in the crock pot.

-ridding our homes and our bodies of toxins and packaged, processed and refined "foods".

- having the energy to do my work as a mother and housewife and to find excitement in it.

There are so many more things that I could list, I am just so thankful and can think of so many things right now that bring a smile to my face, but I will stop here. What are some of your favorite pleasures today?


  1. Oh friend, what a delightful list. I just love it! :)

  2. An iced latte from a local coffee shop that helps me thru my afternoons at work, thinking about what I will do with my daughter as soon as I get home and pick up from her day with grandma. And dreaming of a future with me staying home full time!

    Your soup sounds yummy! Actually anything simple in a crock pot sounds yummy!

    God's blessings to you today!

  3. You have such a lovely blog. Inspiring. A place to go when you need to feel a gentle smile on your face.
    Love your life. Your blog title doesn't tell no lies.

    What makes me happy? That the five youngest are all playing happily together in the front yard. Don't know just what they are playing, but they are.
    The sun is shining once more. The dishwasher is running. The motorhome is ready to go. Brian is happier.............

  4. This is such a great list and a great reminder to enjoy the simple things in life! I am enjoying my weekly CSA pick up...spending tons of time outside...and time spent with friends!

  5. Thank you for your thoughtful and Christ centered posts.
    I really enjoy hanging out laundry too.
    I also enjoy your photos. Do you mind sharing what type of camera you use?
    Thank you,
    Lori M.

  6. Yes, simple...but they go so deep in their simplicity! I loved this one especially: "Exciting conversations with dear friends about all the new things we are learning."
    ...and that last one. :)
    So blessed to find the beauty here. How exciting about your little one coming soon!

  7. Forgot to mention, your photography is astounding!


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