- "What brings you joy? What do you just LOVE?" We were not allowed to answer anything that included newborn babies, ourselves, or our family. Those might have been the pat answers that any and all of us would have and could have answered. There were little girls who answered and they gave answers that were nature-related, like "flowers" "The ocean." Stuff like that. It was nice. Misty's ending though for us was that WE are the crowning creation of God. And I know that. I have a great deal of self-worth and appreciate the crowning creations of our Heavenly Father. But can I just tell you what makes me smile?
I think my first would be BRIGHT blue days with puffy clouds. I have a thing for puffy clouds. Why? I think it really stems from laying the grass in the spring and finding shapes in those puffy clouds... just laying in fresh green grass and finding shapes, animals, things in the shapes.. watching them change into something different... just "being"... Now instead of laying in the grass watching the clouds (something about age and bugs...). I will find myself laying in the pool on my back, watching clouds. Such a fun past time. It's been a recurring theme in recent pictures too... I find myself taking more pictures of clouds, sunsets, sunrises... just nature in general, most are posted on face book and not to the blog.
Just the other day I was driving to an appointment in the morning and had to pull over to take a picture across a field in the misty early morning... it was just beautiful... I like the dew on the grass... the peace of it all.
I enjoy early morning on the back porch, coffee in hand watching the squirrels play. I regret taking the peach trees out last year as they have nothing eat back there... so not a lot of squirrel watching anymore... the pecan is on the side and is producing nuts... so they're eating them, just not where I can sit and enjoy them :o| May have to plant another fruit tree back there!!
So there are my simple things... things that bring me joy (oh, and finishing long overdue projects! ha!)