Thursday, March 10, 2011

Simple Pleasures 2

  Since I have been reading Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts 
I have been compelled to take photos of something each week that is beautiful, that brings joy, and ultimately I give thanks for!  
I am so glad that I found Dayle's blog as the perfect place to share these Simple Pleasures with you!

Project Simple Pleasures2

While shopping at Aldi of all places I spotted these roses, for $3.99 for a half dozen how could I resist?  I bought two bunches!  I placed them in a rectangular vase bought from Ikea years ago.  They are sitting on my bedside table, while I am reading my devotional or One Thousand Gifts, their lovely scent washes over me!  It is most definitely a simple pleasure!

After Bible study the other day, my two youngest children stayed in bed with me and started to rough house with each other!  Their giggles and impish laughter is also one of my greatest pleasures.  What could be more simple, than the laughter of children filling a room?
 One, a thing of elegance and beauty, with and intoxicating smell.
The other, raucous and exuberant JOY!
The two things are on opposite ends of the spectrum, however equal in their simplicity and  pleasure!
Be Blessed!  <3 Paula