Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Simple Things

Soul Aperture is donating $1.00 to Doctors Without Borders for every blogger who posts about The Simple Things. If you feel like being part of this worthy endeavor, create your own list on your blog, and post the link here.

My list?

26 years of marriage to my husband who shows me he loves me more today than the day he married me

The cute, charming, funny, intelligent, kind man I love today more than the day I married him

The births and lives of each of my four children

The students who come back to see me after they’re no longer my students

The students who persevere and succeed against the odds and the ones who go beyond anything they would have ever believed for themselves

Shopping in a market place in Mexico

My friends who take me as I am and help me to become who I will be

The words that I’m gifted to share

The fact that I can do this


See? Simple.


  1. lots of love and warmth in your list! beautiful!

  2. I love lists from people on the blogosphere. It helps to get to know them better. Yours is a great list and you are truly blessed. I will post, post haste. The doctors can use all the help they can get.

  3. Hello, Sarah Jane. I am visiting you today on the wake of Christina's love. Thank you for sharing your list. I relate to counting the family blessings, but am touched by your thoughts as a teacher. Wonderful!

  4. oh you warmed my heart, about your students coming back to visit you. i did that as well, to the teachers who meant, so very much to me.
    a glorious list.

  5. Thank you, all. It really is funny how this is a humbling and uplifing experience all at once, distilling our happiness down to its simplest parts. I'm glad I did it and I'm grateful I got to read your simple things, too. :)

  6. Hi SarahJayne. Your list was simple and lovely. Especially chocolate!

  7. as a mother, i treasure the birth and life of my daughter like nothing else on earth. sweet list here. stopping by from Soul Aperture.

    one love.

  8. Beautifully said! You are a fortunate woman indeed.

  9. Isn't this idea of Christina's such fun? I love how many of us are roaming the blogroads stopping to say hello here and there. So, hello to you. Happy almost-Friday.

  10. Hello, to everybody, and thank you for stopping by. This was a great idea and it's so nice to see so many people celebrating the simple things.

    Happy Friday to everyone, indeed.