Friday, November 26, 2010

this evening...

the old mill

The big day is over.
Leftovers are eaten.
Family engaged in puzzles, card games, quiet talk.
Does life get any sweeter?

Today I am thankful for contentment; for evenings like this.

Worship music on the iPod.
Jeffrey laughing with his Dad.
Sloane watching old Jetsons episodes.
Beating his Mom at cards at least as often as she beats me.

I am thankful for family.

I am reminded of the joy that comes in small moments.
Of the comfort that comes with long familiarity.
Of the real pleasure to be found in old stories and inside jokes.

And there are so many more good days to come.


Jeanne said...

I love you
Treasure all your family around.
These years are golden
Love you

Derrick said...

Make the most of your weekend, Relyn. Enjoy!

Jeanie said...

Sounds very good to me, my friend. Very good.

WhiteStone said...

Quiet family times are definitely some of the best of times.

Jakki said...

Sound wonderful! I think this holdiay WAS more about unity and enjoying the here and now more than ever and I wouldnt have it any other way.

lakeviewer said...

I'm in to have a cup of tea, a friendly pat, a warm break here. Thank you.

Erin Wallace said...

That last sentance really got me, Relyn. Such a wonderful way to look at life. You are such a blessing.

xo Erin

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Old Jetson reruns, leftovers and a clean kitchen and games to play with the family is my kind of relaxing.

Gillian said...

You had me at family. Love the holidays for the bonding time only.
Oh, and the food. xoxo
glad your day was loving and sweet!

S. Etole said...

Just some of what we are thankful for.

krista said...


(i swear i had other words lined up but 'xoxo' seems to sum it up perfectly.)

Roban said...

Sounds like such a perfect moment to enjoy.... Blessings as you enjoy the last of the weekend.

meeta said...

his post is "beauty of life & living it"...beautiful..keep living & sharing the joys of ur life :)

Rita said...

Life just doesn't get better than that!

Suz said...

to have contentment without having to say a word or do a thing
ahhhh love

Gina said...

happy thanksgiving to you all over there
have a nice Sunday

greetings from Germany


Krissy said...

Sounds like a fantastic holiday!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Yes indeed to
sweet slow times
like this:)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Heavenly Relyn ~ simple a slice of wonderful! True blessings! Love you dearly, me

ELK said...

it really is a very special time..I am happy to have popped over here to join in!! blessings friend

Jaime said...

And it is all just beginning really. So much to look forward to over the next month...I put some soft coloured decorations around my home today..and fairy lights!
The joy that comes in small moments....yes. :)

gayle said...

Relyn, thank you for sharing yourself with us! Visiting is always a joy!

Cora said...

Beautiful family moments and memories! Never like them! Treasure each one to the fullest.
Thanks for the Holiday wishes...I have been so busy with visiting family that I got caught up in I am behind in reading. I pray this finds you well and happy!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Thank you so much Relyn for your visit and beautiful sentiment during Thanksgiving! I also treasure you and am grateful for these newfound bounties in friendship. I hope it was a most wonderful holiday (it sounds like it was) and you enjoy the coming festivities of Christmas and the new year! I look forward to all your posts.

Vaidya_Vaakya said...

May you be blessed with many more good days to come.
blessed art thou
who hath a family
to share it with.

smith kaich jones said...

the small moments are the best. always. xoxox

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