Friday, January 27, 2012

Lap of Luxury

lux·u·ry [luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh-] noun, plural -ries, adjective 
1.a material object, service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity.

Life is full of little luxuries. Things that by definition aren't a necessity, but that raise your standard of living by a notch or two. Luxuries are what take the everyday and ordinary, and make is extraordinary and special. They are the things that make life beautiful and enjoyable. Small graces-undeserved gifts, favors and kindnesses. From God, and from others. I think most luxuries have a corresponding necessity-like fluffy towels verses shaking dry, or whatever.=) You know what I mean. This is my list of luxuries. No elaboration.

brown, green and blue chicken eggs
real vanilla extract
chocolate covered coffee beans
wind chimes
whistling tea kettles
tea leaves
gold-leafed books
black and white photography
gerber daisies and sunflowers
fresh ground pepper
milk and cookies
metal measuring cups and spoons
scotch tape
greek yogurt
French pastry rolling pins
little black dress(-es)
Mr. Clean and Lysol all purpose cleaner
cracked glass
fresh herbs grown in metal tubs
polka dot tights
Bath & Body anti bacterial hand soap
Homemade mocha java every morning
hand written letters
dark chocolate m&ms


baby smiles

All these things are things that I suppose I could do without. But I am very thankful when they are part of my life. 

These are the small graces, The little moments when the miracles come.These are the small graces,Small graces leading me to the larger ones.Small graces surely have a meaning,Beyond their merely passing by,They’re a reminder to the heart,There’s more to life than meets the eye…

-Bob Bennett

These are the small graces...