Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Week, Tuesday

Lisa over at Curious Girl is hosting Happy Week, and that is an idea I can get excited about. An entire week of happy posts makes me grin just thinking about it. Before you read this, would you please scroll to the end of the page and set my playlist to play song number 26? Ok, thanks.



Ordinary miracles make me happy.

Ordinary miracles like the way a sunset can paint even the WalMart parking lot beautiful. Or, the way spotlights turn into moons against a salmon colored sky. Or, the tender way a big brother kneels down to tie his little sister's shoe. I love the way a favorite song sometimes plays on the drive to work and becomes happily stuck in my head all day long. I love the way I will have something on my mind and find that three other blogging friends are thinking about the same thing - synchronicity. Or, taking the time to stop and listen to children laughing as they play. How about the simplicity of a row of birds on a wire like so many musical notes? And, the flowers that pop up in the most unexpected places. The light bulb moments that fill a school building each day. The tactile pleasure of sharpening your pencil to a perfect point. The way copper turns the most wonderful shade of green. Good hair days, purring cats, personal mail in the box, a clean house, a great book... Ordinary miracles.

25 comments:

PixieDust said...

May I add to your list "reading a perfect blog post"?

:-)

thank you for noting such happy, simple pleasures.

(((hugs))),
me

Char said...

i love little bitty bits of happiness too...they are very special

kendalee said...

What a great list of happy-making goodness! Just reading it has made me happier and that sky really is something to smile about. Gorgeous!

SE'LAH... said...

flowers popping up in unexpected places...so beautiful. you bring smiles to my face with each visit.

spudballoo said...

Good hair days, that made me laugh out loud (mostly because I only ever have curly days, never good hair days!!) xx

Debbie said...

Excellent post! My oldest progeny (Cartoon Girl) got me on to making lists of "Things That Make Me Happy". When she was in college she used to post those lists on her blog to get her through a frustrating or sad period. It is a good thing to do on a regular basis.

Sally Ferguson said...

Ummm yes. Chocolate chip cookies...hot out of the oven. A scrapbook page that captures the togetherness of family. Finding words to say that express exactly the spin I want. Laughter with friends. Finding new truths in God's Word!

all that i am said...

yes
prcious simple everyday
ordinary
extraordinary gifts
that only a very few see
like the walmart sunsets

thank you for continuing to visit my little unnoticed world

happy end of summer
back to school to you!

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

I would if I could but your music is no longer available to your poor UK cousins! I never understand these licensing technicalities! If it's OK in the States, what's so different about us?

Still, music is one thing that can raise a smile. And your car lot pic shows how we can so easily overlook beauty right in front of us. I hope school is making you happy too. At least for now!

spread your wings said...

i love these little moments you mention and that photo!
the good hair day... if i ever had one, indeed it would make me happy.

Kamana said...

birds on a wire - always gotta stop to take a picture.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful and what a happy joyous post that brought me many smiles
I love you
Jeanne♥

elk said...

your list is so encouraging ...such a treat to visit and listen today!

dutchbaby said...

The chocolate-covered strawberries my daughter and I made last night make me happy :-)

Jana said...

I love this, the sky is amazing, and so are all the little things in life. Amazing post, really well spoken, thanks for sharing with us!

Jessica said...

Ordinary miracles-yes they do make me happy. Realizing I've witnessed one gives me a big ole smile on my face all day long.

Delena said...

A beautiful post. You have such a way with words. I know simple pleasures are always the best pleasures. I could relate to so many things you said. In particular listening to children laughing while they play. That is what I am doing right at this moment!

Marilyn Miller said...

Synchronicity is the best. Children's laughter makes me happy.
Have a wonderful school year full of laughter.

Elle Bee said...

Beautiful post Relyn. I love your list of happy things. Now I'm gonna go off and think of my happy things! :o)
Elle

beth said...

I love your ordinary loves !!

if only everyone could stop and see and embrace all the little things, life would be so wonderful for so many more people...

Dandy said...

How perfect was that song?! And the sky is gorgeous and you totally saved my night. I was wallowing in the thought I can't stand my job. Then I read your post and feel totally uplifted.

I am so glad I found you.

Jeanie said...

A beautiful list. Simple. Elegant. Perfect.

elizabeth said...

that parking lot is beautiful!

robin bird said...

only you plus mother nature can have made this perfect painting of a walmart parking lot :) i was so delighted to see you had been posting all week! i had no idea! and you, busy with the start of school finding time to play with us :)

i enjoyed thinking of each and every one of those simple things that can make today a happy one. wonderful!
XO

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

how did I miss this! Beautiful.

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