Saturday, November 10, 2012

Enjoying the Simple Things...

Can you see those little ball shaped stars hiding in leaves?

This morning while heaving my tea with a slice of a leftover cake, I looked in the window and smiled: there was a bursting in fall colors tree. Light breeze moved it's leaves, turning each side to a morning sun. It was one of those quiet moments when you want to stop and just be in it, breath deeply and slowly, with your eyes closed. I also wanted to spread my arms and hug that tree if it was closer... 


Gracefully moving in the morning breeze...

I had some chores to do: Farmer's market, grocery shopping, more unpacking, some housework. But emotions of that morning moment kept me lifted. 


Those leaves look like to inviting hands... :)

When I went to the library, I took my camera with me, planning for a walk in a  park across the street from the library. Each shot filled my heart with joy and happiness. I asked myself: why those moments are so rare? When in a hurry I miss so many small and simple yet delightful things. 
I do need to stop more often, and get a dose of happiness from time to time...


Have you ever noticed how beautiful a leaf looks on asphalt?

I am thankful for ... my camera, that makes me to slow down and experience a new moments, see little things that bursts into a thousands of colors of joy...


I never lifted my head while driving by this building.
Today I stopped to look at it...

What small things make you happy?

See you,
Marina

19 comments:

  1. Nice post - pictures are all about color, shape, and texture. Which are all small things that make me happy. ;-) Oh, and the aroma of bread fresh from the oven works, too. In fact when I think about it, it's largely the small things that make me content. The big stuff is nice and all, but day-to-day, small pleasures rule.

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  2. beautiful post have a great rest of the weekend

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  3. Sometimes just stopping by a blog filled with gratitude for the simple things changes my entire outlook for the day.

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  4. I have always been grateful for my camera too..for the same reasons..
    Wen my grandsons came along..they became my favorite subjects..Children are like nature to me..unspoiled in their beauty.

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  5. We all need to slow down, stop more often to look at the small and simple things that brighten our days and bring happiness into our lives.

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  6. These are gorgeous photos! I agree, when in a hurry you can miss so much beauty around you!

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  7. I love stopping to appreciate the small things. Sometimes when things get so frantic and complicated, it's a good brake on the madness :D

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  8. These photos are beautiful and I agree: let's enjoy simple things!

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  9. A wonderful post, Marina. We would all do well to slow down a bit and take better note of our surroundings. We are surrounded by beautiful things, all we need do is look.

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  10. Beautiful images, Marina. I love the one of the building. It looks a bit like a church. xx

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  11. Beautiful photographs, Marina.

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  12. Love your pictures of leaves in trees, autumn is so beautiful, it's a wonderful season actually!!!! I too think I don't often sees (sorry, I speak french and I don't know how to spell this ord) the great moments... Anyway, thanks for your pictures!

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  13. Amazing pictures!! A very beautiful autumn!!!

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  14. Lovely photos and I empathise with you as I am very grateful for my camera.

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  15. The simple things in life are so often the best. It is so important to treasure them instead of rushing around.

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  16. Such moments are so important in life. Stopping even for few seconds allows us to see the beauty that we quite often miss while in a hurry. The beauty of the world is astonishing if only we can find time to enjoy it and cherish it. Beautiful photos Marina :-D

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  17. The simple things in life sometimes give us the pure 'joy' we miss so much! Love your beautiful fall photo of the turning leaves...so nice to slow down and watch nature in her majestic wonders:)

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  18. You are so true! We are spending most of our adult life running like crazy, passing beautiful things, important things, great people and happy moments. A few years ago I had a small health problem. At that time I felt so misfortunate but after a while I realized that it gave me a very important lesson. To appreciate and be happy with just little things and moments in my life. I love to just sit in front of my fireplace and watch the beautiful colors and shapes fire takes. I love to see my son sleeping and breathing calmly(maybe because this is the only time he is like that lol), I love reading all the comments from all of you in my blog, I feel like I am opening a present and most of all I love that God has given me another day in this earth! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and they truly depict the autumn colors and atmosphere!

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  19. What's keeping me most happy these days? Giving a hug to my little son. I don't think I can ever get bored of that! It's such a simple thing... and free too!

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Your warm comments put a smile on my heart.