The Simple Things

When we go through bad times, it really makes you stop and think about the simple, little things.
Funny how things change as you get older.
Too bad we can't be wiser when we are young.

One day I told one of my daughters to go look at a plant that
had the most beautiful blooms.
She didn't act interested.
I said, "That don't do anything for you, does it?"
She said, "no!"
Then I thought to myself......she will
appreciate its beauty one day.
You look at things different as you get older.

My "Sweet Hunter" had to go on a business trip
so I had a couple of days at home.
I only left once for 30 minutes.
As I worked in my house I took my time
and enjoyed every minute.

The whole time I couldn't help but think
how blessed we are.
Not many people can go out in your back yard and
get fresh eggs.

It took me years to realize how content
I am. It's the simple things. It doesn't take much
to be content in this life. So many people are searching for
happiness when it's right in front of them.
I watch very little news because this world has gone crazy.
The hate that is out there is so sad.
I think I will just stay in my little home, bake my cookies,
pick my garden, bake bread, cook meals, wash clothes, etc.
With our granddaughter sick, our family is taking one day at a time. If I have learned anything in this storm we are in, it is to be thankful and appreciate the little things.
Philippians 4:11
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.


Little Penpen said…
Oh so true! I can remember when the beauty of a flower didn't do anything for me either. But now I am always looking for the simple things to make me smile. It is truly the simple things that matter!
Needled Mom said…
I continue to keep her and your family in my prayers. Yes...they will all someday enjoy the simple things. I'm sure we were once just like that.
Ocean Garnet said…
Hi there Val! You've been on mind for the past few months, but today I finally got around to reading your blog. I was trying to sign into my blog after 4 years and wasn't successful. I did however, click on my blogger links and here I am. :-)

I'm so sorry to read about your granddaughter. I got a little emotional reading about her illness, she's probably stronger than everybody in this situation. Also, it's comforting knowing your family is very close and always there for each other.
I can't believe all the kids are so grown and "Sweet Teen" is a math teacher. Wow! Congratulations to her!
You will be in my prayers. God bless you for all you've done for your family.
Please keep in touch.
My email is
Love and friendship all the way from California
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