Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Enjoying the moment(s)

Have you ever noticed how a day is often made brighter by seemingly unrelated, happy moments... moments that, individually, make you smile but, when tallied all together, can make you feel like you had a really wonderful day?

Here are a few of my seemingly unrelated happy moments from today....

Waiting for the hummingbirds:

Having my mom drop by for an unexpected visit (and a cup of tea):

Thinking about the package I got in the mail:

...that had a beautiful painting of my sweet donkeys inside:

Spending time outside with Chester and Beau:

Loving that my llama smiles at me:

Watching Beau notice that somebody's coming:

and seeing him go out of his way to make the visitor feel welcome:

The older I get, the more I realize how important these small, happy moments really are...

24 comments:

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Gorgeous moments in a peaceful day. The moss at the base of the doffodils look like a fairy garden

Autumn said...

Looks like you had a lovely day! Chester and Beau are very cute, much cuter than any of the donkeys around here.

GreyWolf said...

Very Beautiful Blog. And I am not just talking about the photos.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i LOVE the painting!

linda m said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures and your thoughts. Small, happy moments are the best.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Beautiful posting...the painting of your donks is lovely, as are the real thing.
I can hardly wait for the hummers to come and brighten the vista from the kitchen window. And your last picture is so......springs here.
The Olde Bagg

the7msn said...

The framed painting looks absolutely stunning on your wall. I'm surprised you stopped looking at it long enough to write this post.

Window On The Prairie said...

Mee tooooo....It's really the little things in life. Lately I've been buying real cream to have in my morning coffee, and it's such a perk to the day, no pun intended. :)
Suzanne

Tina said...

Omg that picture of your boys is gorgeous....what a talented artist....i absolutely adore it.

Marigold said...

A hummingbird showed up here yesterday! They are late this year. Guess, like goats, they don't like to go out in the rain either. P.S. The goatmother covets your mothers boots. Don't let her near them!

Carolynn said...

I, not more than a few minutes ago, just said something very similar over at the 7MSN. It truly is the simple pleasures that bring the greatest joy and satisfaction. Kids and animals seem to know that. Grown ups (egad, am I one of those?!?) seem to have forgotten it along the way.

turquoise cro said...

SWEET!!! I love that painting!! What SPECIAL moments YOU had!!We do have to be more aware!!

Zitrone said...

You are so fortunate that you notice and can 'be' in the moment. Some people go through their entire lives missing out on one of the greatest gifts life presents us with. And what beautiful reminders you have daily of just such moments. You are in so many of my 'moments'.

IanH said...

You are right! Too often we focus on the bad things in life and lose sight of the good ones. I guess we are trained from an early age via newspapers, TV and the like. Great post and thought!

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Totally agree with you! It's the simple things in life that make it worth living, sometimes I forget that.

Pattie Wall said...

It makes my ♥ sing to see that painting in your home on the wall already! I see the package is not at all roughed up, as I thought it would be - maybe...so all is good!

Toni aka irishlas said...

I find the smallest moments make the biggest smiles. Enjoy your moments!

Teri @ Love From the Farm said...

Danni,
Love this post, as always. I thought of you this morning because I dreamt of these 2 sweet donkeys that came around the corner of a fence, eager to see me, and it made my heart melt. I laughed when I woke up because I have never dreamt of donkeys (or spent time with them) before, and I know your little donkey love fest inspired this dream. How funny is that? :)
Cheers! Teri

Razzberry Corner said...

I love your Mom's boots! And the fact that she carries a camera!

Chai Chai said...

I love watching hummingbirds, I have a feeder right in front of my kitchen window. You feeder is beautiful.

Morning Bray Farm said...

LOVE this post. We call them magical moments here.

The painting of your boys is absolutely beautiful.

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

The painting is absolutely beautiful. I just love it.

Denny1600 said...

Very nice.

Cathy R said...

I think my blood pressure dropped about fifty points just reading this post. What a wonderful time!

The painting is fabulous!