Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The Simple Things


a flat to clean ...

dishes to wash ...

clothes to wash and iron ...

a job to go to and get tired ...

lots of shopping bags to carry ...

tons of books, CDs, toys to put away every night ...

blankets to air ...

phonecalls to return ...

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Thank you God for all the boring, tiring things I need to do every day.

For these and many more, I am grateful.


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My list today consists of some of the things I'm blessed with,
things we often take for granted,
things that the unfortunate people in Haiti
have been deprived of.
For more fun 'simple things' see this list.


Visit Christina for more Simple Things;

this time it's for a great cause.


40 comments:

Sarah said...

Without those things we could not continue with the other more fun things so you are right to give thanks for them I think!

SE'LAH... said...

i really love your list of simple things. things that are so easily taken for granted. thanks for sharing.

one love.

Claudia Medeiros said...

Perfect list, Yiota ! Indeed, these so simple things we use to do every single day are so important !!! Simple things, big treasures...
Let's keep praying and helping people in Haiti ! Yesterday we donated $ . It's like drops in the ocean, no matter how much but if each one of us make a little, it's going to become big !
Have a great day, dear friend :)
xoxo

marigold jam said...

Thanks for sharing your list - you are so right that these everyday things need to be treasured and we need to give thanks for these as well as the more exciting things.

Jane

iasa said...

you're right, the most basic of tasks can allow so many other pleasures

Cyndy said...

Coming to you on the wake of Christina's love and enjoying your list so very much! It satisfies the Pollyana in me that is always looking for the bright side of things ~ like being so tired from a long day's work ~ they are all blessings, indeed!

country girl said...

Yep, every-day things. I love them. Love ironing. Love loading the dishwasher. Love wiping my espresso machine clean til it shines.
Love you!
ox

Sherry said...

Sometimes those things we are blessed with, those very simple things we often take for granted, when looked at from a different angle, are really some of life's pleasures. Loved your list!! xo

Tracy said...

Thank you for sharing your blessings, Yiota :o) ((HUGS))

jacqueline said...

thank you for sharing your list. it is the simple things that we sometimes take for granted. lucky for us...we have Christina to remind us to love the simple things.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

What a perfect list! It's these everyday tasks that we can sometimes slog through but are actually the things that make up our lives, they are our lives! A beautiful reminder!

Your blog is lovely!

Thanks for adding to to the joy of this day!

Kamana said...

a different perspective on simple things!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I simply loved it!

Ariel said...

Very true. I liked your list of simple things. My son just turned three and I'm already wondering how fast the last three years have flown away. Very soon he'll be flying away from his old nest and that's when we'll miss all the 'tiring, mundane things' that we're doing now.
Thanks for your comments Yiota
Have a great day.

stephanie said...

Well, this list got me thinking. Some times just remember that we have a home to clean and clothes to wash is enough to set our heads right. Great list! Thank you for sharing.

susanna said...

Your list has me smiling this afternoon. I love how you listed the truly simple things in Life - for which we are lucky to have.

Christina said...

what a glorious and warm list.
yes, lots of grocery bags to carry.
xo
ps: yes, pls use the list.
love ya!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Yiota
The everyday chores can be mundane but they do bring a form of peace and security to our lives don't they? I enjoyed your list and this reminder.

Have a happy day!

marinik said...

you're so right about the everyday things we do... we should appreciate a home to clean etc.. nice list :)

ELK said...

i really appreciate the honesty ...some simple things can be mundane but we are glad to have them to do!!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Wanted to come and read your list...and it's just lovely....

aren't we so lucky to have the lovely Christina to create such a wonderful day for everyone?

more later, my friend

sending love
kary

Grace said...

I like your list of everyday things that we often forget to be grateful for. I will try to remember this tonight while I wash my dishes.

MyStory of HiStory said...

Of all the lists one could make, perhaps the very best of all is one to count their blessings. You are off to a great start here!!

SimonsSistaSaw said...

I love your list. In times like these, a home and job really are things to be thankful for. Thanks for stopping by mine - I always love visitors

GraceGal said...

What a wonderful list! I was restless today, thinking I needed to accomplish SOMETHING, never thinking to be grateful for boring, routine days. Thanks.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

just a quick visit.....and glad you stopped by....

more later, dear one

sending love,
kary
xxx

Sandra said...

It is indeed the everyday which combines to make our lives. The washing, picking up and airing. Sometimes we need to be reminded we are fortunate to have the ability to proceed with the simple things.

Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog.

Liss said...

Oh yes we should be grateful we can do these things.

Beverley Baird said...

It is sometimes in the routine things we can focus on what is truly important. Simple things give us structure. Great list.
Thanks for stopping by.

vchelle said...

Thank you for visiting yesterday! You are so right, the simple things you listed, we take for granted and it is such a blessing that we can clean, cook and wash! Oh, I'm so grateful and thank you for the reminder!

GrandmaK said...

So nice of you to visit! Thank you for your kind words! Wishing you a grand day! CAthy

Connie said...

Great list! I enjoyed reading it! Far too often we take those everyday tasks for granted - this was a great reminder! Thanks

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

Thank you for your comment, I think I did O.K. in my exam on Wednesday!! But I will only get my results in a few months time. After seeing Haiti's devastation, an exam doesn't seem so bad!!
Lucy xx

andamento said...

Very honest & true, excellent list.

By the way I wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my troll post - it made my day!

Anne.

Relyn said...

Oh, this list makes me love you. You are so exactly right. Even our to do lists hold infinite blessings. Thank you for the reminder.

sarahjayne smythe said...

A lovely list. It really is the simple things that bring us joy.

An Open Heart said...

Yes, things we look on as mundane and sometimes a nuisance...these are the things we should be grateful....smart list!


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thanks for stopping by my blog.

Caroline said...

Such a wonderful truthful list!

Scattering Lupines said...

beautiful! i enjoyed this very much :)

Nishant said...

things that are so easily taken for granted. thanks for sharing.


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