After the Storm


After the Storm

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In the wake of  the storms that have poured much needed water over the North Coast, sunshine is a simple pleasure that I’m reveling in.  In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, one writer/photographer is reveling in a long list of simple pleasures.  AND she’s willing to pay for reading my list. (h/t Daily Vignette.) She’s offering to donate a dollar to Doctors without Borders for every blogger who posts about the “simple things in life that we appreciate.”

Sunshine.  And rain (the way it turns the Humboldt hills into a garden with green lawns and waterfalls in exotic locations).

Warm house and warmer hearth ( and flames flickering on a rainy night.)

Grumpy old men (They can always be counted on to help when a something bad happens.)

Handsome young men (especially my sons)

Broad shoulders

Big hearts

Friends

Chocolate chip cookie dough licked from a little boy’s finger.

Forests breathing out long wisps of fog on rainy days.

My husband.

Weddings and beautiful brides (Sappy, I know, but God, they are both so beautiful and hopeful).

That my son is alive.

One hawk spiraling

Living in the most beautiful place in the world.

Kind people.

My Mother.

Deer dipping dainty hooves into long grass.

Getting paid to write!

People who make me laugh

My Dad.

Good books

Good neighbors (bless the one that chainsawed the tree in the photo)

Good sleep

My sons.

You all.

Thanks for reading.  Add your list of simple things you are grateful for if you like.

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20 comments

  • big hearts and friends. They truly make life worth living.

  • big hearts and friends. They truly make life worth living.

  • Lovely post. I’m most grateful for the loving support of my partner. She notices the actions I’m proudest of, forgives my shortcomings and helps me to become the sort of person I want to be.

  • Lovely post. I’m most grateful for the loving support of my partner. She notices the actions I’m proudest of, forgives my shortcomings and helps me to become the sort of person I want to be.

  • the picture is even more incredible full sized.

    and, yeah, i’ll take that challenge, even if on my own at my desk, to make that list. it’s time i remembered them. thank you!

  • the picture is even more incredible full sized.

    and, yeah, i’ll take that challenge, even if on my own at my desk, to make that list. it’s time i remembered them. thank you!

  • appreciating that our children are alive. they are so many not so fortunate. thanks for this list.
    stopping by from Soul Aperture. one love.

  • appreciating that our children are alive. they are so many not so fortunate. thanks for this list.
    stopping by from Soul Aperture. one love.

  • Isn’t this idea of Christina’s such powerful? I love how many of us are roaming the blogroads stopping to say hello here and there. So, hello to you. Happy almost-Friday.

  • Isn’t this idea of Christina’s such powerful? I love how many of us are roaming the blogroads stopping to say hello here and there. So, hello to you. Happy almost-Friday.

  • Love your list, Kym. So glad you participated – this was my first time and it was rather fun to come up with my list of simple things.

  • Love your list, Kym. So glad you participated – this was my first time and it was rather fun to come up with my list of simple things.

  • Thanks Toni for pointing this out (Blush for forgetting the hat tip but I fixed that!)

  • Thanks Toni for pointing this out (Blush for forgetting the hat tip but I fixed that!)

  • Thank you Kym. Lists are so grounding for us, remind us of more than that which we must DO!
    I am enjoying your blog, having found it when I was looking for info on Humboldt Smelt… ((google brought me to you!)). Todays posting, pointing me to soulaperature… is very appreciated.

    I grew up in Ferndale, and went to CR, HSU (graduated in Oregon). Humboldt is thick in my blood, which is just fine with me.

    xoxoLC
    http://meatpieandluna.blogspot.com

  • Thank you Kym. Lists are so grounding for us, remind us of more than that which we must DO!
    I am enjoying your blog, having found it when I was looking for info on Humboldt Smelt… ((google brought me to you!)). Todays posting, pointing me to soulaperature… is very appreciated.

    I grew up in Ferndale, and went to CR, HSU (graduated in Oregon). Humboldt is thick in my blood, which is just fine with me.

    xoxoLC
    http://meatpieandluna.blogspot.com

  • I am enjoying your blog, which I found when looking for Humboldt Smelt… having been born&raised Humboldt, your words find their way into my heart quickly. xoxoLauraPaineCarr

  • I am enjoying your blog, which I found when looking for Humboldt Smelt… having been born&raised Humboldt, your words find their way into my heart quickly. xoxoLauraPaineCarr

  • winecountryliving

    very beautiful and inspiring, thanks Kym~

  • winecountryliving

    very beautiful and inspiring, thanks Kym~

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