Sunday, May 2, 2010

Easy things

Many things in life--career, finances, illness--don't come easy.

But some things do--and they're absolutely free to experience!

Like a child's silly giggle--so disarming.

Like nature's glorious sunsets and gentle breezes--so invigorating.

Like a stranger's smile--so unexpected.

Like seeing an old friend after many years--so welcome.

Like embracing the loves in your life--so enthralling.

Kind of makes the other things a little more bearable, doesn't it?

--By Ron Cooper

41 comments:

  1. I love that... especially "a child's silly giggle" that brings a smile to my face just reading it :).

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  2. Hi! Thanks for the Friday Follow. I am followig you as well. I love this post. So beautiful, and so true. Some of the best things in life are free. Kathy

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  3. Kathy and Danette, Wow, thanks for your positive feedback :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing , follow from Friday Follow :-)

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  5. Thank YOU, Nan...'preciate you stopping by!

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  6. Thanx for stopping by and following my blog. Right back at ya. :)

    Have a great week.

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  7. absolutely Ron! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit:)

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  8. thanks for the friday follow! Following you back (a little late!) Hope you had a good weekend!

    Diane

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  9. Great post...thanks so much for finding me..I think you're my first male follower...so thanks! I'm your newest follower! :)
    Have a great week!
    Abby
    www.murdocksmama.com

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  10. Ron, your writings are straight from the heart. I really like the "Feasts" one. I can relate because my hubby makes big feasts for family and friends. Making each day a feast of joy is a good analogy.
    Thanks for following Steadfast. Come again and see boating of another kind...rowing.

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  11. Hiya Kerry, Laura, Diane, Abby and SA!

    Sure appreciate you stopping by and saying such nice things. Let's stay in touch :)

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  12. Hi Following you back from friday follow sorry so late

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  13. Wow what a good blog to come across. I'm gonna stop by and read these whenever i'm feeling down because your work makes me nothing but happy.

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  14. following you back from Friday Follow! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Ron,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm now your newest follower!

    Have a GREAT day!

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  16. Joe, DC and CCD, Thanks for your visit and comments, and come back soon!

    @ Joe: So glad my writing gives you a pick-me-up!

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  17. Great poetry among all the pictures.
    Sometimes a poem speaks more than 100 pix.

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  18. Felisol,

    Thanks for visiting and your nice remarks!

    Ron

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  19. Great post, Ron. Love your poetry.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it.

    Have a wonderful day always.

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  20. Thanks, Eden, so good of you to say so!

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  21. I absolutely adore to hear my children giggling....watch the sunrises and take pleasure in my family and our enjoyment! I love to be the stranger that smiles and leaves a sense of sharing with others...especially in countries not of my own!

    Thanks, this was uplifting!
    BG

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  22. BG, You are MOST welcome...I love your enthusiasm :)

    Ron

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  23. I completely agree on so many of things you've listed but the child's giggle is my personal favorite - there is no more beautiful sound in the world than my girls laughing.
    thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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  24. Already a follower but wanted to drop by and say hi and have a great weekend!

    Sarah

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  25. Thanks, Sarah, you too!

    @Snuggly...I agree. Giggling is fun to be around :)

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  26. Thanks for following me from Friday Follow...I'm actually already a follow of yours! Love your blog and I love this post! It's so true...I especially love the child's giggle, there's nothing better in life than hearing my son giggle!

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  27. Wow, Sweetpea, thanks so much for your great comment, and keep up that giggling :)

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  28. beautiful words! thanks for hosting a blog that is truly Inspiring and thanks for stopping by my page today! -diane

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  29. Hi Diane, You're very welcome, and thanks for your super-nice comments :)

    Ron

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  30. just stumbled upon your blog through Blog Hop Friday... you left a comment somewhere else..
    anyway - love your quotes and writing!
    I'm a new follower! woot woot!!! :)

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  31. Thanks so much, Tami, 'preciate you coming along for the ride!

    Ron

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  32. So true! Thank you for the "reminder."

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  33. You're very welcome, Kite. Tx for stopping in tonite!

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  34. Thanks for finding me.....I love this. Especially the child's laughter....I hope to hear that one day. You have an amazing talent. I will follow, blog friend!

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  35. La-Dee-da, 'preciate your kind words. Hope to see ya around!

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  36. I love these! They put a smile ob my face : )

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  37. After reading about half a dozen of your posts (I am new to your blog, which I discovered today), and commenting on several of them, I now see how truly inspirational your writing is. I have enjoyed and learned from it. Thank you.

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  38. Thanks for this and your many other nice comments, Mike...take good care and come back any time!

    Ron

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