simple things that make the soul sing
Christina of Soul Aperture invited us to join her in writing a list of simple things that make us happy. Such a beautiful idea .. so I had to play along.
Where to begin ..
: being greeted at the door with a happy wriggly puppy dance
: grilled asparagus with olive oil and sea salt
: a single purple flower in a vase
: writing my morning pages with a red pen and a yellow spiral notebook
: really listening to a neighbor
: slapping vibrant colors of paint on paper and canvas and a photo frame (it’s not safe to be a flat object in my house right now)
: watching the morning sunlight glisten on the grasses and cattails in the nearby wetland preserve
: feeling my puppy snuggle next to me while he waits for me to decide to get out of bed
: toasted almond gelato
: sun salutations and a long Warrior pose
: the farmers’ market
: the laughter of children on a warm evening
: the pale pink and rose and violet and azure colors of twilight
: the sound of the Cistercian Monks chanting (sometimes it moves me to tears, sometimes it makes me rejoice, but it always makes me feel like God is present)
: snapping photo after photo of something “ordinary”
: knowing that my life is perfect, just as it is
I could go on and on, but this list makes me happy, just as it is.