Over at Be Present, Be Here, a blog I read regularly, Liz decided to participate in a prompt I hadn’t seen before called Simple Things. Christina at Soul Aperture asks others to list the simple things in life, the things that make life worth living that we may forget to notice. (Check out the inaugural post and this month’s post for examples.) Considering the pity party I’ve been hosting for myself since my injury, I thought it would be a great idea to play along and cultivate a little gratitude and awareness in my life.
Even though I’m a little bit late, here is my list of simple things for the month:
Crusty french bread with olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper
Waking up before my husband and having the living room quietly to myself (this is truly rare)
The smell of the chocolate lavender flowers my boss gave me this week
Breaking the leaves and rubbing the oils on my finger tips
Popsicles on a humid, muggy day
Three day weekends all summer and the thought of actual free time
Early morning sun and the trill of birds outside my window
Stretching my arms and back
Kissing my husband’s neck and breathing in the smell of his hair
The guy I saw yesterday, dancing to his boom box in the park
Finally buying the Le Tigre album and loving every song
A glad of ruby, fruity wine at the end of the week
Those are my Simple Things for the month. I hope I’ll remember to play along each month, to remind myself of all of the little surprises and wonders in my world.