Family will always mean the most to me. But as I ride the waves of life, there are many things, and I use that word broadly, that have been significant throughout the years. These are just a few…
Those camping trips when the kids were young: swimming in sapphire-colored lakes and cooling off in sparkling rivers, listening to the them play in the tent – their imaginations leading the way. Sitting around the campfire: singing, laughing, roasting marshmallows. Not just college, but all graduations were joyful events. The dogs that became special family members. Patio time – the talking, the reading, the wine – the outdoor living. Happy blooms in the garden and the hummingbirds flitting about. Walking among Redwoods and the sound of ocean waves. Pinecrest for our 30th, Bodega Bay getaways, and backpacking into serenity. The most loyal friends. Relaxing motorcycle rides. Winter’s coziness: a crackling fire and glowing candles. Chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven and homemade carrot cake (a veggie in our home). Kissing and hugging. Songs that resonate. Acts of kindness.
And the list goes on…
Isn’t it wonderful that the list goes on?
Though we live under gloomy skies at times,
there is always sunshine waiting to peek through…
What would I read on your list?
Carrot cake photos: My son
Lantana: Our garden
Gratitude stone: Google
48 thoughts on “What’s on your list?”
Oh, Lauren, how beautifully said… sunshine always waits to peek through!
That list goes on indeed.
Many hugs your way, my dear friend.
Thanks, Marina! I always appreciate your lovely words. And yes, it’s great that the list goes on. Sending hugs to you, too, for a wonderful weekend! ❤️💖💜🌺🦋
Thank you, my dear Lauren! 🤗❤️😘🎶😘❤️🤗
A really beautiful post Lauren.
Thanks very much, Nico. I appreciate you saying so. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
Peace and blessings.
Such loving memories and thoughts, Lauren. ❤ The love and list goes on…..<3 ❤ ❤
Thanks, Jane, and it’s a blessing to have an endless list, isn’t it? I know yours is the same. 🙂 Hugs to you, dear friend. xo
❤ Lauren ❤
Beautiful memories… they always warm our hearts Lauren. My list is endless as it gathers moments. 😊
Thanks, Balroop, and I know your list goes on, too. It’s a blessing, isn’t it? Happy weekend, dear friend. 🌺
What a beautiful post, Lauren. My list is endless but let me just say sitting in the shade with twiggy reading blog posts. (that’s what I’m doing right now.)
Thanks, John, and that moment with Twiggy sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing one of your moments of gratitude. Happy weekend! 🤩
You as well.
These are lovely memories, Lauren. Well done. Hugs on the wing.
Thanks so much, Teagan! Have a great weekend and hugs to you, too! 💞🦋
So many things on my list! I guess I’m most grateful for having an abundance of things to be grateful for 🙂
What a perfect “thing” to be grateful for. I echo your words, Janis. 🥰
Family, cats, art and long walks!
What a great list, Resa, and hello back! Thanks for popping in. I think we lost touch for a while, but I hope all is well with you! 💖
No worries. We find each other once in awhile! No stress, just fun! All is well here. Trust all is well where you are! xo ❤
Yes! Thanks, Resa! And all is well here; can’t complain! Hope you’ve had a great weekend! 💝💝
Have a fab week!!!!
You, too! Is it Friday yet? 😘😂🤪
LOl..I’m on Monday! 😘😂🤪
Well, now we’re closer to Friday! Have a good one, Resa! 😍
Chocolate chip cookies and carrot cake is all I need,
I thought you’d like those, Binky. 🙂
So many great memories! Thanks for sharing with us, Lauren. The cakes looks tasty, too. 🙂
Thanks, Mark, and I’m sure your list goes on, too. The cakes were beyond delicious! 🙂 Have a great Saturday!
A great list, Lauren. I’ll take more than a few of those too 🙂
Thanks, Barbara, and glad you’ll join me with some of these! 🙂
That’s a yummy cake 🙂 I’m grateful for life and family
It was yummy, Ian! 🙂 And me, too!
What a lovely list, Lauren, and I’m certain you could go on an on. There are So Many Things to be grateful for. Noticing them is the key to profound happiness. Your reflections brought up some of my own memories of wonderful moments. *Sighing with happiness*
Thanks, Diana, and I’m glad my list brought up some special memories of yours, too. Have a marvelous Monday! 😘💗
Loved the sunshine in this post – and the carrot cake 🙂 xx
Thanks, Debby! Sunshine is good, isn’t it? And if you like carrot cake, you would’ve love this cake! Sinfully delicious! 🙂 💜🌻
I could taste it off the page! 🙂 ❤
Oh, Wow! Carrot cake is my favourite and your son making it for you is even more special, Lauren. You describe well and take me down memory lane, camping trips with the kids. The best! The Lantana smiles are gorgeous. “Kissing and hugging….acts of kindness…” Fills my heart with warmth and gratitude. ❤️
Thanks so much for your awesome comment, Erica, and I’m glad I could prompt a walk down memory lane for you. There is always something (and so much) to be grateful for, but it’s easy to lose sight during tough times. Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend! 💗💗
That looks like a delicious cake, Lauren! Lovely memories. I can never forget the day my son was born❤️❤️🥰🥰
It was very delicious, Diana! Thanks so much and I understand how you feel because those precious times stay with us forever. 💗💗💗💗