Friday, April 30, 2010

Give Me the Simple Life…..

Simple
Of traveling the back roads

Of the taste of homemade strawberry jam on my toast…
Grannie’s homemade muscadine jelly…and cornflakes for breakfast

Of sprouting life from tiny seeds…watching them grow…
and shelling sweet peas that I grew in my little garden…

Of awakening to a cool morning with the songs of birds…
and watching bluebirds build their home; awaiting to see the babies fly

Of long conversations with my child, most of the time about nothing important

Of being able…
slow and easy…
taking in every little detail…
sitting in silence…
unfussy...

Of sweet prayers offered by a kneeling child...
and seeing a child being baptized on Sunday morning

Of reading a good book and living through the characters…
sharing their feelings, experiencing…being there in places I've never been 

Of making memories, one moment at a time…
and remembering them

Of dirt roads, running barefoot, picking blackberries,
reminiscing walks with Granddaddy down that dirt road

Of a tight hug, a touch of a hand, and a kind gentle word

Of …slow…easy…comfortable… uncomplicated … undemanding


"Things are simple, it is us human beings that make it difficult."
~Caprice Bourret

I trust that you will find your simple space, slow down
and appreciate those simple little things…
take it all in…
Breathe…

Take a ride in the country and just experience how simple life can be!


 

16 comments:

The Real Me! said...

I have to admit that I sort of have that simple life. Not so much in the country but I do try to take the simple things in each day.
Nice post!
Kim

Christine said...

What a great reminder to savor each moment as God gives it! Thanks and thanks for visiting my blog - much appreciated!
Christine

Manda said...

Looks like we both had the dream of slow country drive this weekend.
Bless you Cora!!! xo

Christina said...

Amen, my dear friend...
wouldn't change it, for all the gold in the world.
XO

jacqueline said...

i am really enjoying the little moments...have a wonderful weekend!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Every time I come to this blog, I get blessed. Thank you.

amelia said...

loving simplicity and your pictures!

Sewn With Grace said...

Love this post, love the pictures. I agree with you 100%.

Leann said...

Thanks so much for this lovely post. I really enjoyed the "slow down" approach. It seems that I've been running on empty this week.

Thanks so much for your uplifting comments!
Leann

Sares said...

Cora, your posts always tell such a beautiful story. Your words are so vivid you don't even need pictures to instantly transport you. I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday Sweetie!

Erin Wallace said...

I love this post. I'd love to have this simple life - long country drives and sweet praying children. So so lovely!

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Angie Berry said...

I always appreciate the simple pleasures but sometimes it is as I'm running here or there. I am working on slowing down our life so we can relax more! Thank you so much for the reminder to slow down!

Debra said...

Absolutely gorgeous blog, beautiful post and photos! I love everything about it-the colors...the music. Thanks for a lovely visit!
~Debra

Mama Holli said...

Oh yes the simple life!!! SiGHHH!! I am right there with ya my friend!

Bev said...

love your blog...beautiful photos...lovely, lovely...