October 08, 2004

I Won't Growup!

I have a Simple wood bracelet, a cuff, that slips over my wrist, etched in a diamond and dot pattern., made for me by a friend in a gift exchange. It is understated; the light wood, the darker brown etching is all there is to it.

I love it. It makes this lovely clicking sound when it hits against my metal watch; I find myself moving my arm deliberatly just to hear it, it brings smile to my face everytime.

I have been told by more than one person that I am somewhat childlike. I don't know, perhaps it is true, but I think most of us have simple pleasures, things that cost almost nothing yet make us happy.

What are makes you happiest? What is priceless in your eyes?

Posted by Rachel Ann at October 8, 2004 03:07 PM

Gratitude and raw emotion make me happiest. Whenever I see someone emoting from a place of truth I can't help but let go of a few tears. I rarely see anyone emote like that anymore, but when I do I'm a sucker for it.

Posted by: Lauren at October 8, 2004 03:45 PM

I've found that the simple things often make me the happiest. Blowing out a candle, hearing a favorite song come on the radio, curling up with my dog under a warm blanket on a cold night, finding a dollar I didn't know I had - these are the simple things that make me smile and feel oh-so-happy.

I feel sorry for the people who don't enjoy the simple things.

Posted by: SilverBubble at October 8, 2004 10:17 PM

A silly basket full of heart shaped rocks, collected by my husband and I wherever we roam. But we have to be together or they don't count.

Those little bits of earth are priceless bits of happiness for me.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 9, 2004 12:38 AM

I wore very little jewelry until this past summer: wedding rings, a wristwatch, a small emerald ring from my husband for Christmas. I have since added my mother's wedding band when my dad died, and two bracelets marked "Friends Forever." One bracelet was mine, a matching one given to my best friend battling cancer. It was given back to me when she died. Strangely enough, these new pieces can make me smile with memories.

Posted by: susan at October 9, 2004 03:09 AM

When Lillianna was 5 years old and in pre-kindergarten, she made me a beautiful pin for Mother's day. She picked out the buttons,pearls, lace and rosebuds and the teacher hot glued them on. Lillianna picked out purple roses (my favorite color) and purple buttons and the whole thing is beautiful. I wear it whenever I can and I definitely wear it on Mother's Day. Lillianna always beams when she sees me wear it and I absolutely love it. I'll probably be buried with it!

Posted by: RobinP at October 9, 2004 11:53 PM

My family history paperwork that I have worked so hard on, the old books that I have been collecting, and my children most of all!

Posted by: Angie at October 12, 2004 07:41 PM
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