We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Moments I Live For

There are just some small gestures that lift my heart and gives me wings so these are the moments I live for:

1.  The secret kiss or hug from my teenager.

2.  Waking Zephyr up with hugs and kisses only to see him smile with closed eyes.

3.  A pinch or pat from hubby as I walk by him.

4.  Animals who follow me around like I am the Pied Piper.

5.  A phone call from a friend.

6.  Seeing a report on the news of strangers helping each other.

7.  Random acts of kindess.

8.  Finding money in my jeans pocket.

9.  Watching Banjo stalk the guineas only to find; they are in fact stalking him.

10.  Seeing a baby born on our farm.

11. Watching my menfolk play with each other.

12. Seeing the 'Aaa Haa' moment when I am teaching my sons.

13.  My sons confiding in my their secret desires, dreams, hopes and aspirations.

14.  My sons coming to me with their fears, concerns, or misgivings.

15.  Knowing my boys trust me.

16.  Watching the small daily miracles in nature.

17.  Learning something new every day.

18.  Getting an actual letter in the mail.

19.  Being remembered

20.  Hearing small children talk to adults with manners and respect.

21.  Hearing adults talk to small children with manners and respect.

22.  The smell of fresh bread from the oven.

23.  Laughing, playing, working with my family together to accomplish things.

24.  Finding a really great sale on things we need; and having the funds to buy it.

25.  The trust that comes from being able to have electricity, water, food, access to healthcare.

26.  Listening to Saenz and Zephyr's stories and their make believe worlds.

27.  Being able to count my blessings.
I am sure there are probably a million more reasons but, I am truly blessed and I hope you all feel the same way in your slices of heaven. 


pj said...

you just had to get number 22 in didnt you 8O(

Sharon said...

Wonderful way to count your blessings!

Have a good day Mal!

Nekkid Chicken said...

LOL PJ, I gave you a great recipe. Make your own, dude. You crack me up. You do have ovens in Scotland right?

Sharon, It is chilly here this morning. Hope you are warm. Thanks, Mal

John Gray said...

one of your nicest posts

but you forgot.....recieving a large box of frogs!

Janet said...

What a wonderful list-found myself smiling and agreeing with all of it !Sometimes its the small and simple things/gestures in life that makes us rich ! lovely post x

Jim said...

What a positive and uplifting post, Mal!
Made me smile.

Diane said...

Thanks for all your encouragement and advice with the chickens.

mixednut555 said...

Wonderful post, my friend. I so enjoyed seeing you "live" this morning.

Hugs from across the other pond.

Nekkid Chicken said...

Takes box of frogs and puts them in the pond. Thanks John!

Thanks Janet, It is just part of my meditation to take count of what I hold near and dear.

Glad you are smiling Jim.

Diane, I am really hoping Bella pulls through. Poor baby girl.

Hugs back to you my over the pond, Sistah!