Swing


Look at this angel swing! Photo from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1153366

Look at this angel swing! Photo from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1153366

Swing. What do you think of when you see this word? Golf swing? Tire swing? Tell me. I bet you didn’t think of an angel on a swing, though, did you? Not until you saw this cute photo.

I’ve been wanting to swing recently. And play with a yo-yo to do an around the world move. And to blow bubbles while I watch them rise up, up up into the cool winter air. A friend of mine threw a tea party for the two of us. It was awesome. Lots of little snacks and of course, delicious, hot and steaming tea to drink.

What have you been wanting to do recently? Is it a simple want like blowing bubbles? Or is it a lot more complicated like taking a vacation to a sunlit Caribbean isle?

Maybe it’s a thing you want, like a Kindle or a Keurig. (If you click on either of the links, it will open in a new window, so you don’t lose your place.)

Not me. I vote for the simple pleasures. Oh wait, I must confess. A dear friend gave me a Keurig, and I adore it. But it is absolutely the most extravagant thing I’ve had in a very long time!

But anyway. It’s the simple pleasures that bring even more pleasure than the fancy ones, don’t you think? Our pace is so hectic, our lives are more than crazy, and between work and our responsibilities at home, we don’t have much time left for ourselves. So, sure. Women get pedicures. That’s something for a break of sorts. But is it really? Sitting in a chair in a crowded place with lots of other chairs? I love pedicures, but I don’t think it’s a simple pleasure.

What else. I can’t possibly say how much I love sitting in my chair with an afghan and the cats sitting on the ottoman between my feet. What I love even more is falling asleep in said chair. I always sleep like a baby when I do that. A definite simply pleasurable act.

One of the things about these simple things is that they are usually extremely inexpensive or free. You can’t beat that, can you?

Don’t get me wrong. I can’t wait to go back to Costa Rica. I fell in love with that country a couple of years ago. However, it’s going to be awhile.

Meanwhile, I went to the dollar store today. I bought a yo-yo, some bubbles, and some new tea for my friend. And then I went to the park, got on a swing and had a simply terrific time. Maybe you’d like to tell me now what simple pleasures you like? I hope so. Have a blessed day.

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7 responses to “Swing

  1. jajmh

    Simple pleasures ARE the best! Just snuggling on the couch with one (or a few) of my grandchidlren makes me purr like a kitten.

    And watching our youngest (4 mo old) smile and kick her legs with joy makes me happy all over.

    You can’t get any better than that.

    Blessings in 2013.
    Jean Hall
    http://www.write2ignite.com

  2. Here are a few: Laughing. The smell of fresh herbs. Watching squirrels trying to eat out of bird feeders.

  3. Snuggling on the sofa with my son, knowing there will come a time when he no longer wants to snuggle. Simply feeling him in my arms, my nose in his hair, my hands around his chest and belly, absorbing his warmth and his unique scent.

  4. Anything that can bring a smile to my face–simple pleasures and indulgences for one or two 😀 and just to appreciate all of life…simple. I think you have the right idea–to get away from the hectic way of life. Take care! 🙂

  5. My porch swing will be in use soon, and I shall swing and listen to nature and smell the roses. Meanwhile, ammonia and vinegar fill the air whilst I get my home ready for spring. Simple pleasure it is.

  6. Finding a place for the hammock and then taking the time to get in it with a favorite book and then doze off. That would be the ultimate for me right now.

  7. The warm sun on a cold spring day in Alaska, the sight of a Super Cub flying overhead, reading picture books to my little boy. Thanks for the great reminder to savor the simple pleasures. And thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog!

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