Saturday, March 21, 2015

Make My Heart Sing

After reading my poem, "Be a Good Girl," the other day, my husband remarked that it was quite dark.  Looking back over the last couple of posts I would have to agree that indeed I have slipped into a somewhat dark place.  So, I decided to lighten up a bit today and make a list of things that make my heart sing.  No doubt it is woefully incomplete, but it's a start.

Sunrises
Sunsets
Clear blue skies

Winding mountain roads
Rhythmic crash of waves
Birds soaring free
 
Little boy giggles
"I love you, Mama"
Brothers holding hands

Opening car doors
Jokes that make no sense
And ones that do

Quiet mornings
Hot cups of coffee
Quick weekend getaways
 
Libraries 
Book stores
Musty old antique shops

The smell of rain
Singing with the radio and made-up songs
Childhood memories

Crackling fires
Crystalline lakes
Cold mountain mornings infused with pine

Romantic dinners
Candlelight and wine
Flowers, just because
 
Keith Urban
Good books
Nights out with friends
 
Nighttime rituals
Hugs and kisses
Child hands in mine

Little things
That make my heart sing
And give meaning to my life
 

16 comments:

  1. We are all dealing with darkness in the northeast....I tried to infuse gratitude and the promise of better days ahead in my post today. Thank you for your reminder that the little things matter.

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  2. We are all dealing with darkness in the northeast....I tried to infuse gratitude and the promise of better days ahead in my post today. Thank you for your reminder that the little things matter.

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  3. I'm typically a happy person but this winter has been so wet, rainy, and grey that even I have gotten the winter blues. It's awesome you listed things that make you happy. That's helpful! e

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  4. Reading this list made me happy! I think the small gifts in life provide some of the best writing inspiration!

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  5. Little things
    That make my heart sing
    And give meaning to my life

    These lines made my heart sing as well! You have reminded me through your words of all the wonderful small things in life that bring much happiness!

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  6. Darkness can be important too.
    My favorite line: "Cold mountain mornings infused with pine"

    Reminds me of being n Lake Tahoe.


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  7. Darkness can be important too.
    My favorite line: "Cold mountain mornings infused with pine"

    Reminds me of being n Lake Tahoe.


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    1. I was actually thinking of Lake Tahoe when I wrote that line!

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  8. Love these! Being grateful for many different things always is a good way to begin looking at the bright side of things. Time to shake off the old dark days of winter. Nice!

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  9. Wonderful...loved Keith Urban and good books. Seize the day.

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  10. I didn't read your dark poem...but this is certainly light...happy and special. We can agree on many things...Keith Urban and giggles especially. xo

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  11. I like the variety in writing - dark & light, fun & serious, reflective & dreamy. I can get stuck in certain modes, and I'm grateful for nudges to change it up, as in this case focusing on things that make your heart sing. So many little snapshots provided here that make me smile, especially the memories of when my children were smaller, their hands enveloped by my own.

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    1. I think the variety might just be a reflection of my moodiness!

      My almost-13-year-old will sometimes still hold my hand when we walk through a parking lot. It seems so strange and foreign. Where did that soft little baby hand disappear to?

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  12. it has been a particularly moody winter for me, as well. All the rain, all the cold, all the dark. I loved your "Be a Good Girl" poem and really enjoy your list of loves, too. I just might use this as my inspiration piece for tomorrow's slice!

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  13. This is very sweet. :) It's great that you can write such a variety. You don't always have to be happy.

    I'm interested, I'll have to go read your other post.

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