Day of Rest

Most of the time, it really is the simple things that make me happy. How is it that I keep forgetting this? Why do I keep pushing, trying so hard, doing so much, instead of being quiet and still, seeing what I already have in abundance?

Happy, well-loved dogs. Long walks under beautiful skies with my three favorite boys. 

Farmer’s markets and fresh food. A gorgeous head of lettuce with purple ruffled edges. Strawberries, Marionberry Jam, Rainier and Bing Cherries. One pound of fresh bay shrimp. Magic flea market finds. Yesterday, I saw a link to this, What’s Your Animal Personality Type (based on the Myers-Briggs types), and before I found mine, I thought to myself “well, it’s obvious, I’m a dog,” but it was even better, I’m the wild mother to the dog, a wolf. And then today, shopping at a flea market in Waldport, I found this.


Secret messages from the Universe.

And a partner who says things like “there is nothing I’d rather be doing right now,” which makes me feel like this:

What simple things make you happy, kind and gentle reader?

2 thoughts on “Day of Rest

  1. biscuitsandbobbins

    Things like this! Sometimes just noticing the wind rustling the leaves on the trees or slowing down enough to hear the birds, and certainly my dog! my toddler when he smiles with his eyes and giggles. Finding new things growing in the garden. The taste of good food, and combinations of food, when two together equal more than the sum of their parts… and learning. growth makes me happy!


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