Friday, January 29, 2010

the simple things.

Have you notice the "simple things" lists popping up around the blogosphere lately? Soul Aperture is donating $1 to Doctors Without Borders for each blog that creates a "simple things" post. How lovely is that?! So I thought today I would post my own favorite simple things to help out.

the cute little noise chloe cat makes when she yawns
clean sheets
cracking the top of the creme brulee
peeling the white stuff off orange slices
the feeling of knitting needles sliding against each other
how my skin feels after rinsing a face mask off
twinkly lights
using your own shower after a trip away from home
waking up to a little fluffball curled up beside me
hearing the perfect song in the perfect moment
the smell of eucalyptus trees early in the morning
the cold feeling just as the sun comes up, but sensing a warm day coming on
wearing a new dress/shoes/jewelry/etc. for the first time
eating berries straight off the bush
friendly dogs who say hello on the sidewalk
street musicians
stopping to talk to my elderly neighbor who waxes his car late at night whilst listening to old jazz songs
When he makes me laugh

So there you have it! Simple, but Perfect.

Remember to leave a comment over at Soul Aperture if you make your own "simple things" list so they can add a little more money to the cause.

Happy Weekend!


  1. oh, your smiles warmed my heart.
    and yes, street musicians...showers at home...snuggling.
    all so wonderful!

  2. love it. 'specially the photo, it's delightful :)

  3. oh my goodness, i want to meet your neighbor lol and how cute you talk to him. and that photo? BLISS.

    i loved your list. it made me happy :)

    ps. i hpoe your Mom's birthday was lovely!

  4. Loved the photo ...and your list! :)

  5. One of the nicest things about reading lists like this is the feeling you get of "oh! of course! I love that, too! I didn't think of that!"

    So many reasons to smile...

    Hope you have a great weekend- playing the mandolin, swing dancing, baking something yummy, doing your homework, and appreciating all the simple little things that make life so good.

  6. Mmmmmm. Clean sheets. Heaven. So is my lil' dude's giggle!

  7. Great list. I love waking up with my little furball. I love when he emerges from the blankets, and he has total bedhead. I also love the smell of the eucalyptus trees in the bay area. The smell reminds me of home.

  8. Oh my gosh, this is amazing! I'll have to do this too - what a great way to donate! That photo of you two is to die for. Captures such love. I think I'll make a copy and put it on my wall. Just kidding. Wouldn't that be awesome AND creepy?! :) Xoxo

  9. your simple things makes my heart all warm and fuzzy. awww! and that picture...should be a postcard, just sayin.

  10. oh this list was wonderful! Warm fuzzies everywhere!

  11. such a great list. i said "yes!" after almost every single one.
    and what a great photo!

  12. What a great idea. I'll make my own list and share it on my blog later today! xoxo