Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Simple And Sweet

Sometimes life gets hectic,
and I fail to truly see,
the simple and sweet pleasures,
that bring sunshine to me.


Like a "petite" Coke Slurpee,
on a wet and cloudy day.  
And the giggles from my children,
when they...Hallelujah!...peacefully play.


Like going to the mailbox,
and finding a brown package inside--
Knowing that as soon as kids are asleep,
I'll take my "October reads" and hide.

  
Like quiet times and blankets,
a beloved thumb and a brown-eyed boy.
A moment of calm to remind me,
that this is what I call joy. 


(What are your simple and sweet pleasures?  Remember to find joy today!)

45 comments:

  1. I find joy in books also. I also feel very close to my children when they are all sleepy and calm.

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  2. I find joy in the smiles and hugs from my children, in the kindness of others. In the pure sweet smell of a chocolate bar being slowly unwrapped...

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    1. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing, sweet friend!

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  3. Great shots. I find joy in hearing my teenage daughter laugh and having much with My Guy.

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    1. Thanks, Kate! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your joy!

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  4. I'm about to find joy in a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese. Lol. Wish you were here so we could scarf one down and then head to Amish country for some Shady Maple...I've been craving it so bad!
    Okay, we are turds...we need to really crack down on ourselves and Skype. We totally stood each other up. Hahaha! I can't wait to talk to you and see you, even if it is just on my computer screen! I love you and hope you have a day full of lots of joy!
    Xoxoxox
    TacoBooBooHead

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    1. PUMPKIN BAGELS!! WITH PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE!!! Yum, yum, yum. And you're right, we are such turds...but this turd LOVES you!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment and for commenting, Trisha!

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  6. I delight in telling Tot that he makes me happy every single day just because he exists. I am also enjoying the cooler temperatures and the glorious sleep that comes with it.

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  7. After the week I've had, I need to do this. Everything has just been coming at me all I have to do is react!

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    1. Dearest Emily, hang in there! You're not alone and all will be well! *Big hugs*

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  8. Newest follower here! I found you through the link up. Super cute blog! I can't wait to read more.
    -meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks a million for commenting and for following, honey! You are the best!

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  9. That Slurpee looks great!
    Have a great WW!

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  10. Excellent writing and pictures too.

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    1. Ooooh, thank you so much! Sweet, sweet compliment!

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  11. Joy indeed!!..
    Great pics but I really like the last one, he is adorable.

    Would love to have you come and share via our hop10 - Linky at www.craftyspices.com.
    Happy Wednesday !

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    1. I linked up! Thanks for stopping by! Your comment brought me joy too! :)

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  12. Free digital books for my Blackberry, so I can read while my little boy sleeps curled up next to me.

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  13. How have we no found your blog before-- its too wonderful! I love this post's layout-- the poem is so creative and has inspired us to read more of what you have.... you can come to our poetry readings anyday !:)
    Newest fan from the blog hop, hoping you'll stop by and say hey sometime.

    http://www.beatnikbubblegum.blogspot.com/

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    1. AAAHHH!!! Sweetest comment ever!! Thanks a bunch a bunch a bunch! You made my day!

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  14. These truly are inspiring times.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  15. Such a sweet post!!!

    Happy WW :)
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Paula! You always pop by and are always so sweet....which is why I will always be a fan of yours too! HA HA!

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    2. I do always stop by! Love to return the love!!

      Thanks for sharing this post also with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :))

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  16. Hugs, I love you's, sweet kisses, silly jokes, spending time with my family. These are a few of the things that bring me joy.

    Sofia

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    1. SO LOVELY, Sofia! Thank you for sharing! You brought a smile to my face!

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  17. It's the simplest of things that make me the happiest. Great WW post :)

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    1. I agree, Theresa! Thank you for your comment!

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  18. I love the fact that you rhymed everything! So eloquent. Simple things I love: reading my books/magazines in peace & taking walks after dinner with the family or sitting on the deck when the city streets are quieting down. Fantastic post!!!! Thank you!

    www.sarahkoszyk.com with Family. Food. Fiesta.

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  19. I've come over from Thirsty for Comments. These really are some of the best pleasures. Mine are similar - though my boy is blue eyed instead of brown. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.

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  20. My simple pleasures? When I am able to open up enough to be creative. It's the most fun I ever have and afterwards it leaves me with the most amazing feeling.

    Beautiful poem and pictures! Thanks for linking up with TFCT again!

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  21. I have to agree with watching my son sleep. Or when he does something new and the smile on his face is just so infectious!

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  22. Reading this was like a warm blanket in front of a fire with a cup of hot coca. Thank you for brightening my day.

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  23. I feel the same way. I just get caught up in a lot of other unimportant things that I forget the simple pleasures of every day. I found your blog via the blog hop and am your newest follower. Excited to follow along!
    -Laura
    http://robandladi.blogpspot.com

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  24. Your blog is so cute! I love this post. It's the little things that help me through the day. Found you via the aloha blog hop. Newest follower!!

    Tracie
    weddedblissplusbaby.blogspot.com

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  25. This is so cute! I wanted to invite you to what inspires me Friday if you have the time. XOXO

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  26. A big happy grin from my little one
    An "I love you mama" from my older son
    An enveloping hug from my sweet man
    Heavenly help to know that I can.
    :) you are inspiring!

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  27. A big happy grin from my little one
    An "I love you mama" from my older son
    An enveloping hug from my sweet man
    Heavenly help to know that I can.
    :) you are inspiring!

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