“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cuddle your ♥ with good friends, good memories, good times - remarkable blessings for the soul

I think today's post was encouraged by the way my morning began. I received a phone call from someone who is very dear to me. Someone who had been on my mind for the past week or so. After I hung up the phone, and for most of the day, little snippets of my past would flutter into my field of thought. Today's blessings to be thankful for are some that give me the most comfort.
  1. Unexpected phone calls from good friends. Today I picked up the phone to hear a voice on the other end I hadn't heard in quite a while. No words can express the warm feeling I got talking to a good friend and connecting with her all over again.
  2. Memories. Not all memories are good but memories, none-the-less, are all blessings. We learn lessons from our memories. We remember what to do again and what to never do again. We recall wonderful moments in time that we wish we could grasp one...more...time. We also recall some not so pleasant moments but when we do - after time - most of the sting is gone and a lesson lives on. 
  3. Babies. The way they look. The way they feel. The way they smell fresh from a bath. Their tiny fingers and itty bitty toes. Hair that feels like spun silk and glistens like sun on honey. The way their little heads fit right under your chin when you cuddle one close and begin to rock and sing it to sleep. I am totally in ♥ with babies.
  4. Giggles. Nothing better to make the heart sing than to giggle with a friend. Nothing more lyrical than the giggle of a little girl. Giggles can mend broken hearts.
  5. Old movies. Good, old, black and white movies. The kind where sex was only implied and it felt so romantic. The kind where there were good guys and bad guys and the good guys always won. The kind where each and every word could be repeated in front of a child and you wouldn't worry about the content. The kind that when you saw the words THE END, you wished there were just ten minutes more.
If you haven't already, check out my sidebar. There are a couple of buttons there that will take you to the blogs of two lovely ladies who are hosting a month of days for giving thanks. I began this journey thinking it would be fun to do. Little did I realize that the experience would be so profound.


17 comments:

Marilyn said...

That was such a Sweet Heartfelt post!! Amazing.....
Love,
Marilyn

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Mimi my dear..Your post gives me warm fuzzies,giggles and and makes the wait seem longer to hold our precious Jalina Rose!Hugs!!!!

Protege said...

Beautiful as always. You have a gift of seeing the beauty in simple pleasures. My sentiments exactly.
Have a lovely Saturday,
xo
Zuzana

Sandi McBride said...

Loved todays list...and that sweet angel at the end of it!
hugs
Sandi

Patti Cakes said...

Mimi~ I have memories of my high school girlfriends that call me unexpectedly and we giggle and giggle. Sometimes we even get together and giggle some more.

I like old movies too. Ditto.

Hope you are having a good weekend. I'm going to clean house and then if it warms up I might work in the yard.

Hugs to you.

Knitty said...

What a lovely post! These are all things so easily taken for granted, but they bring such comfort and joy, we shouldn't fall into that rut. Thanks for the reminder. And that little girl is adorable!!

Michelle said...

Mimi-Wonderful post on blessings, I think I need to go make some phone calls. Me, I llike to name them one by one when I'm walking and thinking. Happy PS.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Many blessings to be thankful for. Nothing better than giggles with good friends. I love baby feet -- when they are chubby and round and have yet to begin walking. So sweet! How nice that you were able to hear from an old friend. What a great way to start your day and put you in happy mode all day long. Blessings to you, :) Tammy

GWENDOLYN said...

I love giggles:)
also old movies... romantic, musicals. Blessings!
Gwen

Finding Pam said...

Your post today is so very precious and it touches my heart. You are such a real blessing to me.

I love your grandaughter. She is adorable.

© Jennifer Raley said...

You know, I never really thought about the way a baby's head snuggles under your chin but I know it and have thought about it now. And THAT was a sweet memory. Memories. Giggles. Old movies. Friends. Blessings. Thank you! Jenn

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Mimi
Wonderful post! I especially love the photo of the mom cradling her babe...such lovely memories of doing that with my children, and now I've had the chance to do it with my grandson.

It is always good to be grateful for the little things. I'm doing a month of gratitude on my blog sidebar --giving thanks for something every day ...big or small they all count!

KayEllen said...

Aaaahhh just beautiful!!

Smiles,
KayEllen

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Dear Mimi,
Your list today was wonderful in so many ways! Thank you for putting into beautiful words, things that would not come first to mind to be thankful for! Your thought provoking list has again added richness and depth to my 2009 Thanksgiving!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Blessings from the Cabin!
Claudia O.

Vintage To Chic said...

Mimi, your words are so true. It is a treasure to have all our memories. the great and the not so great as they all teach us.
have a great week.
Judy

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love the picture of the mom and baby. I miss my littles so much.
QMM

Claus said...

such a warm posting today. Indeed, all wonderful things to be thankful for. Good memories are as important as the present, wouldn't you agree? One gets happy just thinking about them. They bright your day. And babies...not that I have my own, but I will soon be a new aunt, and that has brought so much joy to the family. It is a blessing.
Great list Mimi!