Friday, June 13, 2008

Notebook Idea: Three Beautiful Things

If you don't know Clare Grant's life affirming blog Three Beautiful Things then please check it out as Clare is the inspiration for this prompt.

Every day for the next 7 days write three things in your notebook that make you feel good, that bring you joy or make you smile. They are there in our lives. Sometimes we forget to look.

You can keep them private, or you can post them here in the comments box. I'll post mine too.

Have a great week.

28 comments:

Lynne Rees said...

1. At the end of the day the sunlight still catching the tops of the palm trees.
2. a fat ginger cat with a very small voice
3. a small boy who offers me a bite of his chocolate bar: tu peux un gout?

Sharra said...

1. Sunshine after the rain.
2. Brown packages from Amazon waiting for me when I get in from work.
3. Its Friday and I have no work until Wednesday.

charlotte segaller said...

1. a pale pink poppy bursting to get out of its bud
2. delicate church spires above the town rooves
3. a gentle green hill says 'welcome home'

Lynne Rees said...

1. the lace curtain in the bedroom filling with a breeze
2. ripe mango cheeks
3. yesterday, the plumber turning the new tap in the new kitchen and saying, 'eau froide, eau chaude'

charlotte segaller said...

1. an old italian woman on tv who, after 30 years in her kitchen preparing precious white truffles for sale to the rich 'signori', sees one cooked for the first time - 'Bravo!'
2. Amongst market day chaos, a middle aged man stroking his wife's hair
3. a dog called Barney McGrew who likes to 'help' serve customers at the garden centre

Sharra said...

Mine from yesterday :)
1. My son's face as he opens his birthday presents.
2.The builder leaving us with freshly plastered walls, smooth, damp, and beginning to change to a pale pink colour.
3.The theme tune to Doctor Who bringing me running to the TV (gotta love that programme).

Lynne Rees said...

1. feeling too tired to cook last night and Tony making me an egg sandwich
3. cold milk, crisp cornflakes
4. a friend's emailed picture of two empty sunbeds beside an old stone wall in the middle of the french countryside

anne.kenny said...

1. a tree full of white roses outside our bedroom window
2. light revealing the rich colours of my daughter's auburn hair
3.my seventeen year old son sipping his first beer

Clare said...

These are lovely! You've all really caught the idea.

Sharra said...

1. Roast potatoes with gravy
2. My dog splashing through a pool on the beach.
3. My nephew shouting 'Watch me, watch me!" as he turns somersaults on the trampoline.

charlotte segaller said...

1. on a charity advert, there's a baby with a hair-lip - her hair's been so carefully smoothed down across her head by a loving parent
2. a tiny robin on the fence
3. joicy pineapple

Lynne Rees said...

Thanks for popping in, Clare. And thanks for the inspiration too!

Anonymous said...

1/. Watching my son play blues guitar.
2/. The bit where Superman catches the helicopter.
3/. Listening to the dog baying at the church bells.

Lynne Rees said...

1. Watching the sun silvering the sea along the horizon just before 7 this morning.
2. Having my head scratched
3. The idea of a place I've never been to before, and the drive through the mountains.

Margaret Beston said...

1. The smell of newly-cut grass
2. The first glass of white wine in the evening
3. The sound of children playing in the garden next door

Sharra said...

1. Waking up to the smell of fresh bread in the bread machine.
2. Having time to amble around town, in no particular hurry.
3. The book sale at the library - 4 hardbacks and 3 paperbacks for £2.

charlotte segaller said...

1. a note on top of half a chocolate bar in the kitchen - 'this is your half'
2. a businessman with an ice cream
3. three little girls outside the jewellers' choosing their future, and very expensive, wedding rings

charlotte segaller said...

yesterday's:

1.Steve looking wide-eyed through his favourite cookie recipes
2. refreshing green tea
3. washing up - soothing water over my wrists

Caroline M Davies said...

1. Waking up early to do some writing before anyone else in the house was awake.

2. Realising it had just started raining and getting the washing in off the line before it got wet.

3. Having lots of time to make porridge for breakfast.

anne.kenny said...
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anne.kenny said...

1. the determination in a stranger's eyes as he struggles to walk
2. a colourful hand-thrown mug with a painted bird nesting on its side
3. pale pink roses straddling a wooden fence

charlotte segaller said...

1. saying 'I miss you'
2. meaning it
3. seeing him again

Lynne Rees said...

I missed a day because I was staying with friends near Avignon.

1. Lavender bushes.
2. Buying a pair of red handmade leather sandals from a man called Didier Vaulegeard in the market at Vaison Les Romaines.
3. Ripe cherries

margaret beston said...

1. Knowing the baby rook,fallen from his nest, has survived another day.
2. Watching his mother, cawing from tree to tree, protecting him.
3. Seeing him flap his wings and hope he'll get the idea to fly ...

Lynne Rees said...

1. the smell of teak after the plumber has cut a hole in the wood for the sink
2. a butterfly, with its wings closed but trembling, perched on the garden umbrella.
3. the stretch of motorway as you pass Cannes - orange roof-tops, palm trees, flowers

Sharra said...

1. My dogs' toenails clattering down the stairs where we've taken the carpet up.
2. Bumping into a friend at the checkout in B&Q.
3. Listening to my son whistling from Phantom of the Opera - over and over and over...

charlotte segaller said...

1. clenching and unclenching my toes
2. sweet, soft-centred homemade cookies
3. an ant crossing a round bare patch in the gravel - alone in a tiny amphitheatre

Lynne Rees said...

Thanks, everyone, for all your 'beautiful' things over the last week.

I'll be posting another prompt this weekend.