Tuesday, September 12, 2006

sweet things

This is dedicated to all the sweet things in life. Sour things . . well i don't want to talk about those, other than to point out what we all know. . . how would we know what sweet was, if there was never any sour?

*sliced, fresh strawberries with wildflower honey
*a bargain on a good book
*awesome music - what more can be said about this life-enhancing language than has been already been said?
*attempting to do some booty poppin' when no one's looking! YOW!
*laughing with someone
*figuring your way out of a tough situation, using your resources, ideas and common sense.
*trying something different every time you shop for groceries - doesn't have to be expensive.
*sitting outside, being under the sky
*affirming others and receiving affirmation
*filling up your tank before the gas prices go up!
*pay day!!
*a fabulously-told story -- however it's presented: movie, spoken, written, visual imagery
*freedom from something that once held you down
*UNself-conscious dancing
*aromas - of course only good ones, of which there are enough to make a zillion lists!!
*living with fervor ( trying to avoid the word 'passion', which i fear is becoming overused)
*stepping out of restraining clothing and footwear and putting on your 'ahhh' clothes
*tax refunds
*accomplishment - very sweet
*love, i couldn't leave it out, even though it sounds cheesy to say it, it must be on the sweet list
(again another overused word, yes? I'm just as guilty, ascribing love to anything and everything!)
*desserts!!!! I can't begin to express my fondness for 'second part'!
*sounds that please the ear - another mega list that will not be attempted
*freshness. . everything is best fresh, everything in every sense
*and since I must end this at some point. . . beauty, because it's sweet, lovely and essential. . no definition or parameters - i am aware of being encompassed by it every day


Lindsay said...

I have a few things to add - Christmas, boxing day sales, autumn, fall fairs, cemeteries, sleeping in, chocolate, friendship, to name a few! Good list, by the way.

Kathryn said...

oh, good ones, Linds!!! and those are all so quintessentially you!!!!

Tee said...

What a sweet list! I needed that pick me up. MIL is up to no good and I feel so tense. I guess if it wasn't for MIL (sour), I wouldn't realize how sweet everything else is. LOL.

Kathryn said...

awww, Tee - sorry to hear that your MIL is pushing your buttons AGAIN! You are an exceedingly patient woman. . it boggles my impatient mind! Glad this gave you a little lift when you needed one.

Drumstick said...

I read your list and the following verse of Scripture came to mind: "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a sweet smelling offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:2).

Paul talks about a "sweet smelling offering and sacrifice to God." God is pictured as enjoying the fragrant aroma wafting up to Him. Smells are important to God. Lives dedicated to Him are pictured as a sweet smelling offering but sin and disobedience are odious and offensive to the Lord. And, have you ever realized that 2 of the 3 precious gifts given to the Christ-child – frankincense and myrrh – were given for their fragrant smell?

Kathryn said...

it's cool, Roland, that "the sweet list" brought your mind to scripture. Thanx for sharing that lovely verse. I love how it describes us as being dearly loved by God, which is definitely sweet.

It is interesting that 2 of the 3 gifts were fragrant ones.. i love it!

Bradley B. Shea said...

If more people concentrated on the sweeter things in life, it would be a better world.

Thanks again.

Amy said...

What a way to cheer me up. And it's Friday today.

I love Christmas, too, Lindsay!

Kathryn said...

hey Bradley, Amy!!!

i'm sure you have your own similarly long lists too!! You're right if more of us focused on the sweet and the good - we wouldn't recognize the world.