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Simple Pleasures

September 23, 2010

There is something positive to be found in the midst of a health scare, a so-called “silver lining” that peaks out from behind the churning clouds of anxiety that threaten to overwhelm your thoughts.  When suddenly, unexpectedly, your health becomes fragile, wrought with questions and worries, the littlest moments, the simplest pleasures, become your most cherished.

Yesterday, I was home with my son.

Yesterday, we were relaxing in our yard, enjoying the warmth of the sun and a soft, gentle breeze.

Yesterday, I lounged in a chair while Shane spent the afternoon contentedly exploring a massive pile of sand my husband left at the edge of the driveway.

Quiet moments, routine adventures, simple pleasures.

This is what I cherish.

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Today I’m linking up with Dayle at A Collection of This and That.

Project Simple Pleasures2

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2010 9:25 am

    “Quiet moments, routine adventures, simple pleasures.” Enjoy, for they truly are what life is about and most of us take them for granted. Wonderful simple pleasure.

    Hugs!

  2. Michele in Salem permalink
    September 23, 2010 10:04 am

    all of your posts speak to my heart, but this one especially does…

  3. September 23, 2010 10:27 am

    Such wonderful simple pleasures. He looks so content loading his dump truck. He is enjoying his mommie being close by! Enjoy those moments, girl! They will be gone in a blink and a flash. Joining you today @ Simple Pleasures.
    Karen

  4. September 23, 2010 11:49 am

    These are the special times. Such a heartwarming post, and such a perfect addition to the Simple Pleasures series. You’re a natural. So glad you joined us today.

  5. September 23, 2010 12:21 pm

    What a blessing in disguise. I’m so glad you have found a time of clarity and I pray that your health scare is not too serious! This is the perfect simple pleasure. (And might I had, those shoes of yours are fabulous!)

  6. September 23, 2010 12:53 pm

    Beautifully stated. Why it is that we often overlook that simple pleasures and wonders around us I do not know. I’m as guilty as the rest at times. As a new empty nester, I can say without fear of contradiction that those moments just watching your child play bring pleasure beyond measure.

  7. September 23, 2010 5:51 pm

    This post is a great reminder not to take anything for granted and to enjoy spending time with our families.

    Blessings,
    Joan

  8. September 23, 2010 5:55 pm

    Thank you for your comment!
    It is good to cherish the moments with your hubby and little boy. These moments you’ll treasure forever.
    God bless your pregnancy and your family.
    Nice to meet you Crystal!

  9. September 23, 2010 6:49 pm

    Definitely. How we can get so caught up in the thoughts of life, sometimes being overtaken by them to the point that we forget how to just breath simply, rest purposefully and enjoy what we have in the moment. So glad that you did these things yesterday. Continue on, my friend. Allow yourself sweet serenity.

  10. September 24, 2010 10:00 am

    absolutely….this is the best…..glad you got to do that. Stay strong.

  11. September 25, 2010 8:56 am

    Yes, it really is the simple moments, especially when they’re spent taking it easy. And those shoes. I like your shoes ;).

  12. September 28, 2010 3:37 pm

    It is comforting to be at home, isn’t it? Just together. Just being. It’s one of my favorite things.

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