15 August 2010

Taking time to ....

give thanks.... (as inspired from this blog).
 Thanks so much Melissa for pointing it out!

Taking a moment to give a small momentary thanks -
- to the scrawny old man across the ally from us (their front stoop five feet from our door) who is blasting out old Elvis records ( am all shook up is echoing through the stone ally at the moment in the noon day penetrating sun)

- to the quiet few hours my husband gave me while he takes the children to the park and shopping ( I can clean and run errands in complete blissful peace.... podcasts filling my morning). Long lines at the post office with no stress.

- to the breeze that gave a short reprieve from the down ward beat of the sun and which made me look up at the rustling leaves of a fig tree heavy with fruit leaning out beyond the school fence.

- to the three boys racing in our ally, cheering and hooting  with the thrill of the competition,  they made me fondly remember those care free never ending summer days of when I was a child.

- to the chance  this morning to give my full attention to a particular story on womans hour- (knitted lives) oh  how it made me smile.... what full of life women!!! What a delightful project. It appeals on so many levels. The knitted swimming shorts excerpt a particular hoot.

- to the cool dancing police guys in this video who made me want to get up and move too.

- and lastly thanks to my middle child (whom I tend to worry most over) who yesterday made me smile with her cuddly soft caress as she layed down for a mid day nap next to me, kitten purring between our shoulders, the fan rhythmically beating on and blowing gently the small curl by her temple... these are some of the moments my spirit appreciates.

And you? Which things could you give thanks for today or yesterday?


  1. giving thanks for meeting a person like you and your clan... such an inspiration!:)

  2. Awe shucks, that's very sweet of you.

  3. Beautiful list. I will try to do this.

  4. I dropped in from Travels with Persephone, smiling throughout the post. Yes, taking time to be grateful for small things gives energy for the big things.

  5. Love this post! And, I'm so glad you love the blog, it's great isn't it? I tried to comment earlier about the photo of Dash and T, it is so fantastic!

  6. giving thanks for.......a peachy sliver of moon in last night's sky, a homemade pie delivered warm tonight by a friend of my daughter's, a funny story told at dinner by my son. the little things are the big glue of life.

    yes, the idea of knitted swim trunks sounds really amusing.....and soggy☺

    p.s. cute video! had me tapping my feet too..

  7. Amanda
    A home made pie delivered warm, lucky you! I agree the little things are the big glue of life. Glad you liked the video! Gottta love the hair style on the one police man.

  8. It's the little things that make life worth living isn't it...they are so easily missed but should be savoured!

    Yesterday was a bit manic but one of my favourite 'little things' memories was the morning after our wedding. We were staying in a suite in a hotel that had mirrors at either side of the bed. When we woke in the morning a shaft of light was peeking in through the curtain and hitting off one of the mirrors creating a rainbow of light over our skin. It felt really magical and was a brilliant way to start married life :-)

    C x

  9. ..thankful for old friends and new, meeting people across the globe, and mostly for family. Thankful that I have learned and still practicing "Don't sweat the small stuff"

  10. What a sweet post!

    Me being thankful for great kids which with travelling is good fun even if I am on my own and they are two. Being thankful that we will spend our first holiday in five years all the four of us, spending time with my Mr. and enjoying the sun (here it feels like autumn already), being thankful the rain stopped today for allowing us having a great time on an adventure playground with good friends...


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