Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ordinary Things

I was inspired to write this post by laundrygirl and Chani. Their recent posts emphasized gratitude and being content with the quotidian activities we all engage in. And of course, I am continually inspired by Kikipotamus the Hobo's ongoing Grace in Small Things adventure, echoed at times by AbitibiSouth. I am convinced that if we can learn to do this, we can have more peace and get more enjoyment out of life.
So today I thought I'd write a list of some for the small things that brought me pleasure, grace, and peace.
  • Continuing recovery from my painful gum infection of the last few weeks.
  • Not falling lots of times when I almost have.
  • The silence that is around me for most of the day.
  • A fountain pen that was a gift from a near stranger.
  • Added by LoveHubbie: "The way a fire feels on your backside." (This would be the heat from a woodstove, not lighting your buttocks on fire.)
  • Light rain for my walk (as opposed to hard, driving, drenching rain.
  • Committing myself to finally doing some art (Kate's Striped Paper technique) which you can see more of here and here. I plan to do it with glue though as I don't have a sewing machine. I love the look of it.
  • Having an empty refrigerator but finding some sardines.
  • The clean light feeling I get when I wash my hair.
  • Eyes that can see to read, still.
  • Each and every one of you.
~Photo by LoveHubbie Mark


laundrygirl said...

I am grateful for you too. You are such an encouraging friend to me. You are a kindred spirit.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful graces. Gratitude begets gratitude!

patti said...

A lovely reminder O. Take care of those gums!

Kim Mailhot said...

When David and I settle in for the night in our cozy, cozy bed(so grateful for it !), we have a ritual (started by me) to say at least three things that were good that day - things we are grateful for. When we first started, David was a little reluctant but it has now become our "thing". I am grateful for the sweet, intimate ritual, for our love and for my own attitude of gratitude each and every day.

Oh and of course for the amzing hearts that are my friends !
Love and blessings on you, Lovely Olivia !

Angela said...

Nice. I hope you will post pictures of your striped paper. Much love to you always!