Photo by Graceoverus from the i-Studio Flickr Group
Are you loving April's theme, Celebrating Everyday Gifts, as much as I am? I've found myself focusing on the little things that make my life beautiful and full of light. Whether it is the grass trying to peek through the snow, the sun rising over the mountains, a taste of dark rich chocolate or a hug from my niece or nephew, these everyday gifts make my life more beautiful. The lovely photos filling the i-Studio Flickr group help remind me to focus on those gifts when the stress of life starts to creep in.
For our playlist this week we are going to put together a collection of songs that celebrate the gifts we receive each day when we take the time to open our eyes to them. The songs could be about a walk along the beach, the beauty of a sunny day, the joy of a child's laughter, anything really that brings you to you. Let me get us started:
- Skyline - The Court Yard Hounds - it doesn't matter if your skyline is full of skyscrapers, or, like me, full of mountains, the beauty of looking out and seeing earth meet the sky always brings a sense of peace and wonder
- Flower - Amos Lee - what beauty a simple bloom can bring to any room
- The Treehouse Song - Ane Brun - nothing brings joy to a child like having a treehouse to play in and spur their imagination
- Signs in the Leaves - Azure Ray - the leaves signal the beginning of spring as they start blooming and signal the coming of fall as they start changing color
- Neighbor - Band of Horses - I don't know about you, but I have amazing neighbors who make my life so much better
- Sand & Water - Beth Nielsen Chapman - is there anything better than a walk along the ocean?
- It Won't Be Like this for Long - Darius Rucker - a song that celebrates the little milestones in life
Now it is your turn, take a minute to share in the comments your favorite songs that celebrate the everyday gifts in life. I'll combine all of our favorite songs into a Everyday Gifts playlist which I'll share with you next week. I can't wait to see what you'll come up with.
To get you started, and so you don't have to click each of the songs individually, here is a link to a playlist with my picks.