Sunday Smiles- It Isn’t the Things

It’s the feel of the soft, purring vibration of a cat napping on your lap.

It’s the sound of your nephew’s laughter as he plays in the surf on a beach day.

It’s the ring of laughter as friends come together to celebrate a milestone birthday.

It’s the inhalation of crisp, clean air on a mountain hike.

It’s dancing around the living room with abandon to a favorite 80s tune.

It’s the sweaty satisfaction of giving your all during a tough workout.

It’s the joy of an unexpected phone call from a childhood friend.

It’s sending messages to your significant other across a crowded room with only a smile.

It’s getting caught in a warm summer rain shower and not running for cover.

It’s relaxing by the pool, forgetting about the workweek grind and enjoying the simple pleasure of watching the kids show off their cannonballs and dives.

It’s in making the time for your passions and pursuing them without reserve.

It’s the instant comfort issued by a hand placed on your back in silent support.

It’s in surveying the scene around you and exhaling slowly, knowing you are exactly where you want to be.

No, it isn’t the things that fill our lives and make us rich.  It’s the people who surround us and share our days.  It’s the sights and sounds that fill our ears and our eyes.  It’s the feeling of the “feels” that gives us a wealth that money never could.  It isn’t the things.  It’s everything but the things.

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday and a full, happy week ahead!  Cheers! Karen

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22 thoughts on “Sunday Smiles- It Isn’t the Things

  1. My absolute biggest take-away from this awesome post: “No, it isn’t the things that fill our lives and make us rich. It’s the people who surround us and share our days. It’s the sights and sounds that fill our ears and our eyes. It’s the feeling of the “feels” that gives us a wealth that money never could. It isn’t the things. It’s everything but the things.” Thanks for reminding us about what is truly important in life 🙂

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  2. Last Sunday, at church coffee hour, a much younger friend placed her hand on my back while we were chatting and laughing. When I read this, I flashed back to how warm it made me feel; how wonderful the rest of the day seemed to be as I carried that warmth through the hours. Again, thank you for the nudge, the reminder of that caring moment as I start my Tuesday. Clare

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