The delightful Soul Aperture came up with the ingenious idea of getting people to write about the simple things in life. She donated one dollar for every comment or post that people linked to her challenge and ended up giving 180 dollars to a charity in Haiti.
I missed out on this last weekend, but Enchanted Oak has taken up the challenge once again and promised to donate two dollars for each participating blog to Heartline, a charity in Haiti. So, if you feel like writing for a great cause, then meet the challenge head-on here.
The simple things in life – a celebration:
The goodness of…
a kind friend, an affectionate dog, the taste of rain on the tongue
the cooling of clear river water on hot summer feet
Conversation, love, a needed hug
Compassion and kindness and
The unexpected generosity of a warm spring day,
The smile of a stranger,
A kind deed that goes by unnoticed but brightens the day of someone who needs it.
The sheer delight of…
Snowflakes on eyelashes,
Sun shimmering on snow,
Handfuls of dazzling sunshine and the laughter of children.
The perfect cinnamon swirl of my daughter’s ear,
The pearly rainbow of a shell,
And the radiant toothy smile of my son.
Big brown puppy eyes, glorious sunsets
Family, friends, a warm home.
Small children’s hands in mine,
The whisper of I love you.