Monday, June 29, 2015

Simple Joys





Simple joys... we all have them....  they are just little things... like the shadow of the harp on the wall that my youngest pointed out to me... just a simple shadow of my harp, but it brought a little smile to my face. :)

I might have just walked on by without really looking at it if she hadn't pointed it out, making me stop to enjoy it with her. Yes, that was also a large part of the enjoyment... sharing it with her. :)






Then there were the beautiful Hibiscus blossoms from the plants a couple of my sons gave to me for Mother's Day... the flowers are colorful and cheerful. :)



The tiger lilies are open in the garden... and the color is pretty... especially against the white picket fence.






Other flowers in the garden... with their cheerful yellows. :)


My lisianthus are blooming!  They are such beautiful flowers...  I love the double ones that are purple... they almost look like purple roses. 

















The pattern of a lace curtain against the sky... just a little thing, but it was fun to notice and enjoy.
















Swings at the park...  we had a church picnic yesterday... and those swings had a lot of use. At the beginning, several of the adults (yes, I was one of them! :)  were swinging... what fun. 

 As one of the adults said.... "You never get too old to swing."   I think she's right. :) 




The kids loved the slide too........ if it had been just my family, I may have gone down the slide also... but I didn't.  It was nice to see all of the families together, having fun... taking care of the little ones... and enjoying good fellowship.  Precious.



The cattails were from the park also.. just a simple thing....








When we look for them... there are simple things to enjoy... all around us.  We get so busy, we don't look for them... or even notice them... and that is sad.  God has blessed us with much to rejoice over...  there is much heaviness in our lives... and in our world... and we can't ignore those things, but we can notice the simple joys... and thank God for them.  

I hope you have a wonderful week and that you notice some simple joys that can brighten your day. :)  Thank you for visiting.


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32 comments:

  1. Thanks for the beautiful pictures and the reminder to enjoy the simple things - the simple joys. We do get so caught up in big and loud and crazy things that we often miss these simple things. I appreciate your reminder today to notice the simple things as well.

    I came over on the Soul Survivor link up today, and I'm glad to find your site.

    I hope you have a great day today.
    Blessings,
    Melanie

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    1. I'm so glad you came over... it is nice to "meet" you. We do tend to run here and there, catching the high points and missing the small things... and I wonder how many times we also miss God's still small voice. Sobering. Thank you for visiting.

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  2. What a beautiful post. I love flowers and felt like I had a walk through your garden! Slowing down and enjoying simple joys brings beauty into our lives.

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    1. What a sweet thought. :) It is important to slow down and enjoy simple things... and it is a shame that many times it takes an illness or crisis to force us to do that. I want to be better about it... and those times are sweet fellowship w/ the Lord too. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  3. Several times I have done a post on "One day at a time" and it forced me to find something unique and different to feature for that day. Not writing a post like that all the time, I tend to overlook so much. Your little daily things are just precious. I have to remember to notice my little blessings more.

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    1. It is funny that when we look and deliberately notice those little blessings... we find so many of them... makes me realize that they are there all of the time, but too many times, I am too busy to notice. Your one day at a time idea sounds good... and such an important lesson... and so easy to forget. We do need reminders. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  4. What a beautiful post! I love the shadow of your harp against the wall...so comforting God bless you! Praying for you. :)

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    1. Thank you... I am so glad my daughter pointed it out to me. :) Thank you... I am praying for you also. God is faithful... and He has a plan for our lives... and is such an encouragement.

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  5. Simple pleasures fill one's heart so quickly...

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  6. I love simple joys - mine is my back and front yards in the summer. Beautiful photography! Thanks for coming to Tuesday Talk this week!

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    1. Our yards sure can be a place of simple joys... so much always changing in the gardens. :)

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  7. I like the way you find joy in the simple things! Glad to do #OMHGWW with you this week!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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    1. When we start looking for them, the little joys are all around. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  8. You are such an amazing photographer. I love all of the posts I've read of yours and I hope you'll keep linking up at my blog hop (myflagstaffhome.com). I'm a Christian, too, and I love the content of your blog. The photos of the harp shadows are so beautiful and really caught my eye.

    Jennifer

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    1. Thank you... such a beautiful and encouraging comment..... I really appreciate it... and I appreciate your blog hop. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  9. Very beautiful photography! Love the simplicity. Thanks for sharing at #OMHGWW

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    1. Thank you.... there are so many beautiful opportunities to take pictures. :)

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  10. Oh my sweet friend, you are absolutely right...there are blessed joys everywhere we look. What a loving God we have for He always gives us joy even during difficult times.

    Thank you for this precious post and thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I did not get to visit like I normally do since last week was quite busy and my son and I came down with a cold. I hope you're able to join the party again this week. Hugs to you!

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    1. He sure does give joy and glimpses of hope.... there are so many when we actually look for them. So sorry you and your son had a cold... I hope you are both feeling better now. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  11. Oh that harp is just beautiful. It must be so nice to hear it being played. It even looks lovely in shadow. I swing every time we bring the boys to the playground. I've always loved swinging.

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    1. We sure enjoy the harps, although we are not playing them as often as we used to... we need to change that. :) I really like to swing... and we are already talking to my husband that if we ever get to move to the country that we add some commercial grade swings if we can... so anybody could use them. :)

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  12. Outstanding, simply the most delightful way to spend your day!

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    1. Thank you... It really is a good way to live our whole life... looking for those simple joys. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  13. the harp's shadow- a really exquisite image! I love your blog- so glad to have found it because of this new meme.

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    1. Thank you... I sure enjoy seeing it. :) Thank you for visiting... I am so glad you found the blog and I hope you return. :)

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  14. I am a lover of lace curtains in sunshine, too! Such a wonderfully peaceful photo! The harp carries with it such romance! And long live romance, I say! It was wonderful to visit here.

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    1. I am so glad you visited. :) I enjoy those things... and in our world of stainless steel and chrome and plastic, so many do not enjoy such pleasures anymore... but I still do. :) Thank you for stopping by.

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  15. Beautiful, beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again this week.

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    1. Thank you.... I will be returning. :)

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  16. I love the little things you've shared here. This week I've enjoyed a few myself: listening to my daughter giggle and watching rain fall.

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    1. Thank you... a daughter's giggle is such a special joy... and falling rain is peaceful and mesmerizing... it is nice to stop to enjoy such things. :) Thank you for visiting.

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