Thursday, April 7, 2011

Simple Pleasure: The Ability to See Color



Every Thursday, Dayle,  in Texas, hosts Simple Pleasures at her blog, A Collection of This and That. It is a series of posts that was created by Dayle to remind people "to stop, to look, to listen, to slow down and pay closer attention to the simple things in life."

Bloggers from all over the United States participate by sharing their own simple pleasures.

So today,  from Western Massachusetts, Writing Straight from the Heart shares on our ability to see color.

Imagine what it would be like to live in a world that is only black and white. It would be so boring. Even more tragic would be to have no sight and be immersed in blackness.

More than just about any other sense, I cherish eyesight the most. It is one of the Creator's greatest and most treasured gifts.

The bright flowers at the top of this post are found on a new porch rug, spotted in a pharmacy here in Western Mass. Actually, I went into the store to buy something else. However, how could I possibly pass up such a cheerful rug that would welcome guests this Easter season?



There are splashes of color all through our house, as well, such as this perky chick who hangs on a door in our kitchen at this time of year.

























Yes, ability to see color is a very prized and valued simple pleasure.

Be sure to check out all the other Simple Pleasures entries on Dayle's blog, A Collection of This and That.

18 comments:

LDH said...

Eyesight is easy to take for granted until we are reminded just what a blessing it is. The colors in this flag are very beautiful!

La Tea Dah said...

Your new rug is so beautiful and colorful! I understand why you couldn't pass it by. Yes, eyesight it a valuable gift --- something to treasure and care for. Vibrancy is so important in life!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yep! I think that definition says Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner. Cute chick! Best wishes, Tammy

Sharon said...

I could not agree with you more. And may I add that my DH is colorblind and there is not a week that goes by that I don't feel sad at a time or two because he cannot genuily see color as beautiful as I can....

Patty@sewingseeds said...

I love your simple pleasure. I am so thankful fo the color in my life, too.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

You've got lots of lovely bright colour there, Susan!
Very cheery indeed :-)
blessings from Trish (in Australia!)

Purnima@a creative project said...

Looks so bright and cheerful!! perfect for spring!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Love the cheery rug. It screams, someone happy lives here!!

mo said...

Hi Susan,

Just a note to let you know I received your wonderful package. When I opened it I saw you had everything wrapped so nice.

I wanted to take the time this weekend and take some photo's for a post on it. So I will be waiting until I have some time this weekend to take pictures and post of winning your giveaway.

Thanks so much.

*hugs*

mo

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I love all the color and it was part of our discussion last night, not being able to see things in color. Truly one of the many great gifts our Heavenly Father has given us...color!
Your rug is great!

Kay K said...

I love those colors and love your rugs also
got to have flowers :>)

Dayle said...

I loved this, Susan. What a perfect pleasure ... to see color, to see at all. I have a dear friend who is losing her eyesight and since learning this, I've been even more aware of the blessing of seeing.

Brenda Leyland said...

These are delight-FULL pleasures. Love the colors, love the duckies...

Evelyn S. said...

I LOVE color! I try to add it wherever I can in my house, as well.

diane stetson said...

I would not want to be color blind. I love seeing beautiful flowers all year long where I live...blooms are so gorgeous aren't they?

Chatty Crone said...

I wonder at times if God didn't give us the gift of colors - you know what I mean - for us to enjoy. Love your colors Susan. sandie

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Love the rug and the chick!

I'm grateful for the gift of sight. I can't imagine not being able to read, see the faces of my loved ones, or enjoy God's creation.

Judy said...

Oh ladies your stories reminded me of my Father in law(75) who at the moment has had knee surgery last year, but it didn't work out at all - has had his knee removed and now will never bend it or walk properly, which has then led to his hip going! again another operation, but in all of this his saying is "well better than being blind" he stays so positive and thinks he is doing ok!!! what a great attitude.

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