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    "Taking my bra off and going barefoot in the house "Me too, except barefoot outside too Well braless outside too:) (advantages of living in the country :)

    The pleasant smells like another mentioned when riding (love honesuckle and lilac) also the cool and warm currents you feel when riding in the evening.

    The smell of warm worked dirt in the spring.

    Fabric fondling

    Newborn piglets and calves.

    Seeing seeds sprout after planting.

    Really getting to know an old tree with character.

    Finding that special rock.

    A pleasant patient to care for that reminds me why I chose health care.

    Making a dying persons last hours as comfortable and dignified as I possibly can.....

    Hearing a genuine laugh.

    Taking care of old Vets that are REAL MEN and often characters,( I like them best)

    Seeing Old Glory Wave and feeling humble at what was given for me.....

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    Going to Lowe's and smelling the wood... I know, I know
    Having the colors for a quilt I am working on work together the first time.

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    The smell of lillac,s and apple blossoms.
    DH voice first thing in the morning and the last thing at night.

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    hearing the birds sing
    listening to a light rainfall

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynbb
    A radio station in my area used to do "simple pleasures" once a week. The DJ and weather/news people would say their simple pleasure and callers could call in with theirs. It was fun and inspirational. Let's do it. Maybe one non-quilting related and one quilting related. I'll start ~

    1. smelling honeysuckle (10 - 12 times) while riding motorcycle last night

    2. looking at all the wonderful creative quilts on this quiltboard
    Thank you for starting this post it came at a perfect time when I needed a few reminders......

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    smells of Spring! Our neighbors have a whole bed of Lily of the Valley, across the street are lilacs... spring breezes, people laughing, coming home to a homecooked dinner, getting a paycheck, my ten-year-old Honda that just keeps cooking along... what a great topic! Thanks everyone for sharing all your great word pictures!!! :) :) :)

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    My daily walks along the beach.
    Coming "home" with home being wherever my family is.

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    Hearing one of your children giggle.

    Holding a new grandchild for the first time.

    Touching my husbands hand to let him know I'm here and I love him.

    The smell of watermelon and that first bite... yum.

    The cat sitting on my lap, purring.

    Hearing music played by my children.

    Seeing a hummingbird dart to the feeder.

    I could go on and on, life is just so wonderful if you really think of it and take time to thank the Lord for the simple things. Thank you for starting this post. I needed this today.

    Vicky

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    1. Talking to your daughter and grandson via Skype!!!
    2. Getting videos of your grandson, always makes me smile!!!

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    Seeing my 21 yr old son playing with his younger siblings. I can sit and watch for hours.

    Playing with my fabric stash. LOL You got to be a quilter to understand that one.

    Napping under a newly finnished quilt.

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    Just sitting on the patio and listening to the birds

    Doing a quilt block and it just came out perfect

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    Waking up in the morning & going to bed at night next to my DH.
    Hearing my 10 yr old DGS call "I love you Mimi" across the house.
    Getting that "can I sit on your lap?" look from 1 of our fur babies.
    Standing back from a partially finished project and thinking "I do like this".
    Getting hugs & thankyous on graduation night from our seniors (tonight- look out world the class of 2011 is coming!!
    And most important opening my Bible in the morning to read God's love letter.

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    Seeing the sun rise behind the mountains and the clear reflection of the mountains in the lake, that my DD & I cross early every morning on the way to school. Only one more year of doing this, she will be a senior this fall. :(

    Getting to catch up with the board here once or twice a week. :)

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    Oh there are so many to choose from like....
    The warmth of the sun on my face

    Watching the sunrise and the sunset everyday. No two are the same.

    Sitting on the porch with a big glass of sweet tea and listening to all the birds while I'm enjoying all the flowers that are in bloom.

    Having one of my sons call and say Love You Mom.

    Sleeping in on my day off.

    That first cup of coffee in the morning.

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    Drifting off to sleep with windows open,on fresh line dried sheets.

    Sitting on our front porch surrounded by flowers & hummingbirds.

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    All of the above - also

    the first worm, ant and fly in the spring
    the clean smell after a rain
    hearing my husband snore
    neighbors hollering "Good Morning, Edie"
    going for a ride with my husband and see what the world is doing
    smelling bacon and toast in the kitchen after the kitchen has been cleaned up and dishes done
    Going outside and still smell the bacon and toast
    watching the sun peek through the leaves that are still getting bigger after such a long long winter
    and last but not least, putting one foot over the side of the bed and knowing the other one will go over and I can start the day and thank God for all of my blessings - family, Miss Bess (der hund), home and friends, food on the table - all simple pleasures.

    Edie

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    Waking up every morning!!!! Then being excited about what new blessings I will enjoy today!!!

    My God is a truly awesome God who has blessed me so abundantly for 77 years!!! (In spite of myself)

    Thank you God.

    Have a blessed week end & may all your quilts be filled with love

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    I 'd like to sit with Jan from VA and watch the same may be with a cold sun downer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great-great granny
    Waking up every morning!!!! Then being excited about what new blessings I will enjoy today!!!

    My God is a truly awesome God who has blessed me so abundantly for 77 years!!! (In spite of myself)

    Thank you God.

    Have a blessed week end & may all your quilts be filled with love
    I have four and one half years to catch up to you, and I am going to be a great grandma in October and yes I, too, feel blessed every morning. I hurt sometimes, but hey, so do other people and maybe worse than me. That's another reason to count my blessings and pray for the others, eh? I feel so good when I can still start a power mower, and mow the lawn (which I will do today) after we hit four cemeteries and decorate them. I love doing that. Plant flowers and remember everyone. I was able to find lavender roses that we will put on my father's grave. He was a tester of roses (he had a gorgeous garden) and he tested the Sterling Silver Rose, which was a pale lavender and I found four of them, so they will go on my father's grave. I got some pink roses for my husband's mother. She has a rose engraved in her tombstone, so that works very well and my aunt and uncle grew roses and they will get the deeper pink ones. Then I will bring home one color of each to keep for us.

    Have a good Memorial Day and God bless our soldiers, sailors, Air Force and Marines, bring them home safely and God Bless America. Edie

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    looking out the window at the flowers I just planted.

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    Fresh baked bread
    Sheets right off the line.

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    Taking a quilt out of the quilting machine and having it look the way I wanted it to look!

    The view out my kitchen window--mountains on the TN-North Carolina state line

    Kittens

    The sound of the waterfall in my pond, early in the morning while there is still mist around the pond. Magical!

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    Going fishing and watching the dogs bark evertime you catch one then they want it what a laugh too funny

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    A warm hug and a kiss from my DH

    Finishing a paperpiecing block and ALL of the seams line up!

    The scent of our wild roses on our property. MMMmmm...

    God is so good to us, to bless us with all of these simple pleasures that everyone is expressing. Thank you for posting this topic.

    :-D

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    The smell of bed sheets after they hung out on the line.
    Finally being able to say "the quilt top is DONE"!

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