Saturday, February 06, 2010

Simple Things

Hope pointed me to Chris at Enchanted Oak.  Chris and her family are very generously donating $2 to Heartline Ministries in Haiti for each blog post linked to hers, about the joy of simple things, written today and tomorrow.  I've been following Heartline on facebook for the last several weeks as a friend of mine here in Calgary knows some people who work with them.  Since Haiti has been so heavily on my heart, it's not hard for me to take a few minutes to think about the simple things today that I've appreciated.

These are a few of the simple things I've appreciated today:
  • Mom giving me some time to move a load of stuff to Grandma's house.
  • The taste of a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie, still warm from the oven
  • Opening mail - I love getting mail, and there was some particularly fun stuff (a package from a friend, and a book I'd ordered) in the mail when Mom delivered it to me today
  • A few minutes, sitting quietly and reading
  • A really good sandwich while out for lunch with a friend
  • The crazy technology that is letting me watch a conference in California, live.  (Okay, so that's maybe less simple, but it's something I really do appreciate today.)
  • Email from a dear friend
  • Weather that, for February in Western Canada, is actually fairly temperate
  • My hair being curly today.
  • Lighting a candle in my bedroom

4 comments:

Enchanted Oak said...

Dear Lisa,
I feel like I know you somehow, since we've both been studying and caring about the lives of the same people in Haiti, so far from both of us. I love your list, that cookie I can taste, the air that feels so temperate for February, having a Grandma's house to move into, and something new to read. Thank you for sharing your simple blessings on behalf of our friends in Haiti.

Lisa said...

Such a sweet thing for you to comment in return! And yes, it does seem like following the lives of the same people somehow makes us known to each other.

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

Hi Lisa,
Wonderful simple things indeed.
Love the list.
thank you for sharing.
stay blessed.
hugs
shakira

Brian Miller said...

nice list...we made cookie tonight...i like them a bit crunchy. great list. thanks for joining in!