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They Lift You Up September 16, 2009

Filed under: Classics — Kristi @ 3:56 am

“You just think lovely wonderful thoughts,” Peter explained, “and they lift you up in the air.” (from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie)

Dew on a daisy. The sound when I bite into a really good apple. Wading in the surf at dusk. The smell of a new book.  The enveloping warmth of a bubble bath on sore muscles. The first flutter of new love. A bride sweeping down the aisle. The first fetal heartbeat. The first tiny kick from within. The messy glory of birth. The soft weight of a baby on my shoulder. A two-tooth grin I know is just for me.

That’s my list. Please share yours.

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8 Responses to “They Lift You Up”

  1. Amber Says:

    … reaching the top of a mountain and taking in the view, paddling a canoe around a peaceful lake, scuba diving and witnessing a part of God’s creation that few ever experience, ending the day in a quiet home with a great husband and a dog whose tail cannot hide his happiness.
    (My list is a little different 🙂 )

  2. Shanna Says:

    the feeling of a dog wagging her stub tail so hard it shakes the whole bed, just because she saw your eyes open in the morning; the feeling of a horse’s velvet-soft muzzle brushing gently against your cheek in greeting; a spindly-legged foal following you around like a puppy dog; the taste of blackberries fresh off the bush and the red-stained fingers that go with it; the sound of Daddy’s laughter; Ireland (which could have a list all on it’s own); the smell of crayons in autumn; the look on a student’s face when he/she sees a higher grade than expected; a crescent moon bright stars scattered across a big, deep blue Texas sky, and a good friend softly singing “The Color Green”; I think I could go on, but I’ll stop there. This is fun!

  3. kristibrokaw Says:

    MMMMMMM. I feel a strong patronus coming on.

  4. sharpmama Says:

    “Cogito, ergo sum.” Descarte was on to something but I think Peter perfected it. Love this quote!

  5. Joy Says:

    OK, here’s my list that I’ve been keeping for several years (not really in any order-well sort of)…God’s forgiveness and love, Jason, Art, Vanilla Dr. Pepper from Sonic, Soft, warm PJ’s, Loving family, Eternal inheritance, Loud music, Laughing, Spring storms, Mom’s lasagna, Hot café mocha, Childhood memories, Willie Nelson, Snow cones, Holiday traditions, Good books, Christmas!, Long, lazy, summer evenings, Good friends, Photographs, Musicals, “The Sound of Music”, clean sheets, McDonald’s French Fries, Texas, Mom’s blueberry muffins, Music, Beautiful clothes, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, My wedding ring, Holding hands, Flowers, Learning, Playing cards and board games, Ray Charles, Candles, Traveling, Growing vegetables in the garden, Trying new food, Young people’s singing, Dogs, Cheese, Blue Bell ice cream, baking, Havaiianas, COLOR!, Ella Fitzgerald

  6. Jon Says:

    Old Friends, New Friends, and time spent with them all. My Baby’s Laughter. Searching for constellations in the giant West Texas night sky. Camp fires with the triumverant of fatness.
    A good goat chasing segue, which is also a nonsequetor. A garden whose beauty enhances its inhabitants. Simple hard work, which leaves your muscles sore with the pleasure of a good task completed. A mate who knows how to draw out the very best in you and does it.

  7. kristibrokaw Says:

    Well said, Sharpmama.

    Joy, I love that you’ve been keeping a list for years–what a great way to practice the art of contentment. Many of the things are your list are also on my extended list!

    Jon, you are my happy thought today. I love you.


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