Simple Gifts

When everyone picks up a good book, and all things go quiet and cozy, I am reminded of life’s very simple gifts. 

My husband and I resting in books

I love the fall, bringing us all her comforts. She adorns our homes with blanket wrapped reading nooks and sweet autumn lit candles. She inspires us to fill our jars with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

Tonight’s baking done by Lily & Rosie


As our family grows older, I have begun to treasure the moments when our older ones join us in the evening’s winding down. We used to wrangle them to bed, now they join us in their own relaxing rhythm. The sun is down and so it gives us this gift of togetherness.

It’s truly, a new found joy.

Train a child in the way they should go, and they will not depart from you

I imagine, many years from now it will continue. The together gifts might look like drop in visits and long conversations, game nights and college laundry, job interviews and a place to crash. Or just the need for mom’s homemade lasagna and the smell of home…and it might still be, a quiet night of reading.  Whatever it is…I welcome it, and all the simple gifts that come with it. 

Can you see the simple gifts in your day?

Photo by Panos Sakalakis on

…I wonder what they might be? 

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