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Friday, November 12, 2010

Simple

Reflecting on Simple


My Simple List:

walking has to be one of my favorite things to do~
being with those i love~
thinking of everything, and then again- of nothing in particular~
~ eating my favorite food~
reading too~
watching my kids learn~
finding a new place to explore while i'm out in my wooded backyard~
sitting quietly on my back hill under a moon~
{and my list can go on and on}

Oh how I wish it was only my Simple List that
 I had to get done today.

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I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.  

~John Burroughs

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Have a wonder-full weekend.....



25 comments:

Shayne said...

Oh how true - wouldn't it be wonderful it we could spend our days doing what we 'wanted' to be doing?

Stunning photo btw.

Hilary said...

Lovely list and a wonderful photo. The contrast between the wood stain and the reflection in the window is incredible.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

The John Burroughs quote is so true for me. Wish I could make the world stand still, just so I could have time to do more of my simple list. Gorgeous photo too, I mean really amazing. I would hang that on my wall in a second.

texwisgirl said...

I second that! Even without 4 kids to teach and feed, and only 4-legged kids to tend to, I still wile away each day and wonder where it went without getting anything "accomplished". :)

Jimmy said...

Your list of the simple things in life is perfect, it is amazing how much we can learn and grow from these simple things.

Cat said...

oh how I can relate to Mr John Burroughs!!!!

love you list Dawn...gorgeous!

love and light and a wonderful weekend

Lynette said...

Ahhh...the simple things in life HAS to be that which we love most. To be able to do that all day would be bliss. Lovely list and lovely photo.

Have a lovely relaxing weekend doing everything on your list.

xx

Leah J. Utas said...

Wonderful, wonderful pic.
I echo your stand on simple.

Out on the prairie said...

You had one post posted 1 hour ago that asked if anyone was suffering problems and it didn't open up. When i clicked on your header it opened this one.

Nice ideas to share and I may have to make that simple list. I live as simple as I can, it saves a lot of stress being made.I do miss having all the hustle and bustle some especially having kids around.I always have a sheet next to my computer to write ideas and places to look at.When it gets full I put it in a drawer and start a new set of ideas.

Allison said...

Hi Dawn...you are right! We think many of the same things; life as a journey, the inner life. I read slowly through your profile...I say slowly because so many things struck a chord in me. The prairie, sitting on a hill under the moon, weeding your strawberry patch in your bare feet! Oh yes, let toes sink deep into that clean, cool soil!

I enjoy your poetry selections. I have yet to discover your entire blog, but have you read Mary Oliver? If you haven't, you should!

It is a gift to have a new friend in Canada!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love love your 'thinking of everything and then again...'. If it comforts you, here is another girl doing so ;)
Happy hugs for a simplest of weekends, sweet Dawn xoxoxoxo

Indie.Tea said...

Maybe you can do your 'simple list' over the weekend :) It is a lovely list...

Tiggeriffic said...

No problems with my blog...
Your simple ideas was a reflection of what I would like to do everyday...I have so many things to do and so many books to read and so many places to go it's hard to catch up with it all..
I really enjoyed what you had to say today.. Makes one think to slow down and smell the roses.. keep things simple and enjoy life..
ta ta for now from Iowa

Farmchick said...

I love this photograph. And, the poem is so true...just no enough time.

Bela said...

Dawn, dear, John Burroughs is absolutely right!!! LOVE his words!!!
Love your words!!!
Simply wonderful dear friend!!! Love! Bela.

sassyshoediary said...

You always have the nicest posts!

Allison said...

It might help to know that I can't access today's post on your blog.. the one where you say you are having trouble posting. I could see it on my blog list, but when I try to access it blogger says the page doesn't exist... Hope that helps!

Hayley said...

Thank you so much for popping my blog!

Love that pic by the way...and agree, its always the simple things in life that are the best.

Hope said...

love the shot!

I hear you! lovely post

thank you and you have a wonderful weekend too!

Alli said...

Did you take that photo? It's marvelous! Yes, lately I'd love to do a "Simple List" too. It'd be nice to just take time away from every day life and do the things we love. I hope you get a chance to soon!

darlin said...

WOW! Fantastic photo, I love the reflection of the tree in the window! If only there was enough time in a day to get it all in, the simple things and the not so simple things. I think that somewhere in life we find that balance, some simple things are a must and the must do things shrink... just when that happens, I'll let you know if I arrive there. Happy Sunday to you, I hope you have a blessed day and plenty of time for your simple things.

Rob-bear said...

'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free"

Country Mouse Studio said...

very beautiful thoughts and photos, I'm kinda late so I hope the day went well

Rick said...

I think you've captured the essence of a good life - love the simple, ordinary things. and people. I was reminded of Sarah McLachlan's "Ordinary Miracle" when I read your post.

Great photo !

Bridget said...

nice list!!!