Friday, January 25, 2008

Simple Things

In life we have opportunities to know the sheer beauty of the simple things in life, that nest in our hearts and minds and grow into a memory that will always be with us. Such as the feeling of a baby's breath on our cheek, or the smell of a rose just picked from the garden.
Even in the difficult situations in life, there is usually some greater plan that we just are not seeing when we are going through it. Retrospect is a profound thing.
It is honestly the simple things in life, the ones that are not purchased, but are gifts of God to us, for us, that bring intense joy that lasts. It is love, it is health, it is joy, it is the beauty of nature, it is the miracle of birth, it is in laughter and giggles, it is in honesty and in faith, peppered with hope. It is in freedom for wanting every new thing we see or in creating stores of stuff that at some point we discover did not really make us happy for longer than a week. Seeking the simple things in life means having open eyes, open hearts and contentment.
Appreciating the simple things, brings one to want to live simply. Living simply removes so much fear...there is no fear of loosing what you don't have or don't want to have.

Last summers roses in the guest room, by far the most beautiful decoration in the room !


LBP said...

What a beautiful post. I too find the most joy in simple things.

Your rose is beautiful. Did you grow it? If so, what is it's name?



Patty said...

Hi Linda, yes, both types of roses are from my garden. I am not sure of the names, will have to go out and take a look at the names on the bushes next time they bloom : )

Anonymous said...

I find joy in those small blessings but so often I find myself getting so caught up in "doing" life that I miss seeing the simple things. It is something that I want to practice more of this year... opening my eyes!

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