Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simple Pleasures ~ Loved ones in photos

Welcome to Thursday's Simple Pleasures. It's a day when we slow down and notice the small things that often get overlooked and taken for granted. Each week finds me amazed and amused at the creativity of those who come here and share. If you're new, I hope you will join us. You can link up until 9 PM on Friday. Please visit the Simple Pleasures page for complete guidelines. The main thing is to stay on topic, enter your permalink (email me if unsure what that means), don't link up until your post is active, and include a link back to the party (or include a Simple Pleasures button in your post, if that's easier). That's pretty much it. I look forward to visiting with you.



Throughout the course of my day, I pass by this little collection of old family photos at least a dozen times. I haven't always paid attention to it (except on dusting day), but lately, I'm noticing the small things in life, the simple things that deliver big smiles and deep satisfaction—like photos of those near and dear to my heart. And I keep coming up with the same conclusion: the simple things in life really do bring the greatest pleasure.

What simple pleasure have you noticed lately?

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28 comments:

  1. Dayle,
    Family photos are just the best. I like the way yours are displayed on the old suitcase!

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  2. Dayle, I too enjoy looking at my photos. This a precious display!
    Joining you today.
    Karen

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  3. It's so true that photos are simple pleasures, Dayle. They bring back visions of yesteday and give us great joy! Susan

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  4. I do enjoy looking through family photos. I remember times when Mom and I would get out the photo box on a Sunday afternoon and look through all the pictures. Great memories and so true - it is a simple pleasure.

    Blessings,
    joan

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  5. What a great way to hold your photos, Dayle...and yes, I enjoy looking through all of our family photos...reminiscing of my childhood days, and the boys when they were babies...when life seemed a little easier, a little steadier.

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  6. I love your display of photos on the vintage suitcase.

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  7. Dayle,
    This is so true - I have some pictures that have been on my bookshelf for 20 years (Grandmom's) and, of course, my parents and kids and grandkids! I always love being able to see them throughout the house. Great Simple Pleasure!

    ~Jean

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  8. You're sooo right -- too often I pass right by my own evidences of love and laughter without pause. I want to slow down and FEEL this simple pleasure, right under my own roof!

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  9. I have in my studio a great photo of me and my sister when we were little. It always makes me smile big time.

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  10. I love the photographs and how you have arranged them on that old suitcase. Thanks for sharing!

    Jane

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  11. I feel the exact same way about my old photographs. Sometimes, I pull them out just to look at them. They have the uncanny knack of transporting me back in time. I love them.

    I'm looking forward to the Simple Pleasures party this week. I may not be able to enjoy them all until I finish teaching at a women's conference today. It'll be nice to know that those simple pleasures are waiting for me in my down time!

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  12. this is a wonderful simple pleasure...the people in our world....Have a great thursday.

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  13. I like the way you have your photos in different frames. Eclectic and artistic.

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  14. You're right, Dayle. The simple things do bring the most pleasure.
    Thanks for hosting this wonderful weekly party.

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  15. Yes, family photos are the best. Your display is lovely.

    I'm not sure I'll be able to participate today, but if not, I'll hopefully be back next week.

    Have a lovely day,
    Patti

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  16. I LOVE the way you have your precious photos displayed. It looks soo wonderful. I have a HUGE picture collage that holds 1 pic of all of my family. There are soo many of us it is hard to do any other way. It is easily my most favorite pic. in my house. I have linked up with you today. I hope I have done everything right, haha... I soo enjoy these posts. Have a wonderful day. HUGS, Debbie

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  17. Dayle,
    I have enjoyed your simple pleasure posts! Each week, I'm forced to be still and think about what really brings me pleasure in life. If I'm joining the party or just viewing the posts... this has made a difference in my life! Many thanks. Photos are such an important part of who we are and were we have been. My daughter needed a photo for school a few weeks ago and we enjoyed a whole evening going through old photo albums together!
    God bless... dee dee

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  18. Hi Dayle! This is my first participation in Simple Pleasures. Life can become so hectic and we all need to slow down and appreciate those special things in our lives. Thank you for reminding us to slow down. Great party ~ thank you!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  19. I am a nostalgia lover and very sentimental--I have pictures of loved ones and treasured keepsakes all over the house.

    The first time my oldest son came home for a visit after going off to college, he said, "Mom, have all of these pictures always been here hanging on the wall?"

    As long as he lived there, he took it all for granted and didn't notice or give them the time of day. After leaving for college and missing us so very much, they meant so much more.

    To this day, he is the one in his family who frames and hangs pictures--much to my dismay, he has talked me into "just taking" several of my most cherished pictures. Anything for a son who is as nostalgic as I am. smile

    Thank you, Dayle, for hosting us each week. You are appreciated.

    Love,
    Dianne

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  20. I just gave away a similar suitcase. I hope its new owner is as creative with it as you are.

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  21. Even if you don't look at them directly you get comfort from knowing they are near.
    Just yesterday I bought a miniature suitcase because I had one as a kid and it has memories attached.

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  22. Love your cozy spot! I enjoyed the cool breeze outside, playing with my dog.

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  23. Hi Dayle-
    I am so glad I found your blog this morning.
    I hope to participate in your Thursday party next time.
    I am also a Texas blogger- and am now a follower.
    I enjoyed visiting.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  24. Hello Dayle, I love your family photos on the old suitcase-a reminder of the pilgrimage we're on til we get home to Father :-) Thank you so much for the kind comments you left me-I'm very glad to have found you and this lovely space! many blessings..Trish
    ps.I hope I linked ok-I see a wee box under my pic but don't know what it means!

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  25. I agree with you here, Dayle! Photos are one of life's biggest pleasures to me. - I missed the party this week but I hope to be more organised and link up with you next week.

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  26. What a nice post and sweet link party! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  27. Thanks for stopping by. I will definately try your link party. Have a great Sunday!!

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  28. Those faces are "near and dear" to me, too. Hugs!

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