Monday, November 16, 2009

Thank you Christina for inviting us to participate in The Simple Things! You are such an inspiration!

I stumbled across these wise words by Maya Angelou the other day and her phrase spoke to my heart: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." This phrase makes me very thankful for the simple act of writing. I love to write, from writing poetry, to short stories, long stories, and everything in between.

So let me start the list of simple things that make my heart sing and my soul dance by adding writing at the very top of the list, along with:

long walks in nature
my kitten Mocha
reading
Autumn and all of her colorful spelendor
beautiful sun shine
blue skies of Autumn
crunchy leaves
rain, the sound of rain
thunderstorms
hazelnut lattes
soy decaf peppermint mochas
Borders bookstore
vegetable soup
pumpkin lattes
pumpkin soup
curling up in blankets reading a good book
classical music
dancing to pop music
teaching children
laughter of children
friends
family
laughing so hard that I snort
watching a good movie
music of any kind
this beautiful world and the people that we share the world with
prayer
peace
lavendar
peppermint
pretty stationary and pens
new journals
reading old journals
cherishing memories of college
sitting in the gazebo reading a good book on a sunny day or on a rainy day, both types of weather are good to be in the gazebo in
first snow of the year - if we get any in Georgia at all
looking at clouds float by
looking at the night sky full of twinkling stars

This list could be much longer, I will think of other things to add within the next few days and want to add more. I can't wait to read what everyone else has written.

22 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

An amazing list -- I see so many things that I love too -- some of the most simple things in life are the best, aren't they? Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face tonight!

Lori said...

Thank you Sherry! I read your list too and yes there are things we share in common. Yes the best things in life are the simple ones. I love that! You have definitely brought a smile to my face tonight also. Keep up the excellent work!

Visually Oriented said...

Thank you - this was such a wonderful list - I have had such a wonderful time reading everyone's blogs today!

And I too love the sound of rain and the smell - okay and the feel. And thunderstorms ..... :o)

Gigi said...

I chuckled when I read "soy decaf peppermint mochas"! You sound like me. I've cut out (most) dairy and all caffeine, so this is very much the kind of thing I order now on the rare occasion when I have a coffee these days.

Your list is so lovely: pumpkin soup, teaching children, looking at the night sky . . . wonderful things, indeed. Tonight I'm going to go out very late and watch the predicted leonids meteor shower in the sky. Am hoping for a show!

Thanks for visiting at my place and leaving your lovely comment! xo

Lori said...

Thank you Elsa and Gigi! I love both your simple things lists. Oh yeah I have cut out dairy (allergy developed at 30 - who would've thought) and caffeine, and I'm a vegetarian! Love it though, it makes me feel great and healthy. :)

My Life My Life My Life said...

Finding my way here via Christina ( she's quite the inspiration, iddnt she?)....

how could i forget clouds???? the endless possiblities that clouds represent should have been high on my own list...

long walks in nature...ditto
reading...ditto
music of any kind...ditto

stay blessed, lady

Meredith said...

A lovely list. It made me smile :)

Christina said...

mocha, reading, rain, teaching children.
how beautiful and thoughtful. i am simply in love with your list.
thank you, lovely friend.
xo

Gigi said...

I'm a vegetarian, too, although I do eat eggs and fish, so not a strict one, but I haven't eaten any "land" meat for fifteen years. You and I have a lot in common when it comes to food!

Lori said...

Thank you so much Meredith, Christina, and Gigi. I am loving readng all of your lists also. I also eat fish, but not eggs. I have been a vegetarian going on almost 5 years now. I love it and feel more healthy.

Samosas for One said...

I read your list and thought I want to be friends with her! :)

Lori said...

Thank you Samosas. I went by your blog and loved your list too. Left you a few comments on there.

Samosas for One said...

After reading your comments I went back and looked at the short poem I wrote and played with it a little bit. I published it in the post titled a little ditty. I don't know that it is finished yet, but after hearing your thoughts about it I wanted to post it. Thanks for your words of encouragement and for visiting my blog!

Cathi said...

Wonderful list, Lori - you and I have alot in common by the looks of your list...the one about you laughing till you snort, that cracked me up as my mom does that and my sister, mom and I get hysterical till we cry we she does..haha....Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it! Have a beautiful day!

Carol said...

I really enjoyed your lovely list!

Lori said...

Thank you Cathi and Carol. Oh yes I do the snorting thing and a friend gave me a birthday card once that said if you aren't going to snort, why even laugh. LOL! Samosas I'll check out the poem. Glad you posted it.

beth said...

the bookstore I totally understand....it's barnes and noble for me, but oh I so get it !

Lori said...

Oh Lori ~ you have a fantastic list!! I could have gone on and on and on....

Relyn said...

Oh, I love your list. I, too, am very grateful for writing. And for list making. I really had to grin when I saw peppermint on your list. YES!

Lori said...

Thank you Beth, Lori, and Relyn - I enjoyed reading your lists also. I love Barnes and Noble too, but I can get more relaxed and write in Borders. Yes Lori, I could have added so much more to the list. I can't wait until Monday to make another one! Oh yes Relyn love some peppermint!!!!!!!!!

Vintagedivva said...

Oh how beautiful Lori! We are all happy that you love to write because it puts a smile on our faces!! I will agree with almost everything on your list except the decaf, soy, peppermint Mocha drink! Yikes...that is a mouthful! LOL
Enjoy your thanksgiving!!!

Lori said...

Thank you Nikki! It is a mouthful most definitely when I order it and they look at me like I have 2 heads - LOL! It is so good to hear from you. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!