Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Feeling of Bliss

If you could capture small feelings of bliss in a bottle to save for when you are having a sad, grumpy or mad day ~ what would they be?
I would like to capture the feelings of:
~ stepping into a warm bath as your aching body is submerged under the hot water
~ that first bite of chocolate melting in your mouth
~ sitting outside on the first truly warm summer morning
~ laughing so hard you start to cry
~ a kiss from your love in the middle of your back
~ after cleaning your house, having a bath, getting into clean pj's and going to bed in clean sheets

Sometimes we don't think about what we are feeling while we are experiencing something we enjoy. We are so busy, hurrying through life, running to the next thing, worrying about the next day, wondering what to do next, that we lose the total experience of right here ~ right now.

I hope you have feelings of bliss today and are able to take time to savour every moment of it, capture it in your mind and can recall that feeling of bliss when you need to.

~~~~~~~
P.S. Today is my 2nd year blogiversary! 2 years and 677 posts. Hence the new look. It will be a work in progress over the next few days. Thanks for being along on the ride with me!

34 comments:

Forever Foster said...

Happy Blogoversary!

The smell of a freshly washed kitten neck is paradise to me :) Although your list has certainly given me a 'to do' list!

Katy Noelle said...

Dear Cat, I just caught up on your last post,too, and am very glad that you had such a lovely day! Tom and I haven't gotten away in an age. one and a half days of school left. Hmmmm, should I encourage him to finish the last yard of stone wall or should I kidnap him? Wait.....I'm thinking.... STONE WALL! Definitely! Poor guy!

I love this list and can relate to it all!

Alina said...

Dear Cath, happy Blogiversary! For a second I thought I had wondered into the wrong place here, it's so different! Very nice :0) This is a lovely post. Thank you for reminding me to capture those simply blissful moments. Have a beautiful day XO

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, Cat, if you only knew what a fluffy bird brain I am, nowadays. I typed so far in my last comment - stretched - filled in my word ver. and - blip - realized that I hadn't finished writing my comment. It's getting worse....

Then, I filled in another comment and, what did I do? It's gone! sigh. I believe that I said something like, "pity me, Cat, pity me!"

Well, I know that I wanted to say that I just love clean sheets and pjs after an evening bath!!!

Also, very happy blogiversary to you! AND, I love your new format! It's fresh and clean - like you and your posts and your gorgeous photos!

Love, Katy xo

Flaviana said...

Dear Catherine
happy Blog-o-versary! 2 years, wow, that is quite a long time!
I loved this post, there are so many feelings I wish I could capture and keep in a bottle, first of all the feeling of excitment and the thrill I feel when I step off a plane in foreign country.. but the last one of your list definitely rings a bell too !
Hugs to you
Flaviana

Deb said...

Love the new look. Happy Anniversary and may I say I enjoy your posts everyday. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Kat_RN said...

Happy Bloggiversary! My second was the 18th of May, been so busy I did not notice till you mentioned yours. Bliss, a warm furry cat on my lap, listening to my husband sing to himself as he putters about the house, sitting on the balcony listening to the birds, finishing a good book and knowing their is a sequel waiting for you, hearing from friends far away.
Hope your day is blissful too.
Kat

Brian said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! I really like the new look of you blog too, very classy! My life is full of bliss...fortunately!

Donna said...

happy 2nd blogiversary! a new look for your blog is refreshing and very clean looking. It has been a great 2 years of blogging with you.

blissful days...ah yes

S. Etole said...

I did a double take, wondering if I'd come to the right place! Looking good ....

Sharla said...

Great new look on your blogiversary!

Luiza said...

Thank you for reminding me about , how we should stop, feel, enjoy.
Not just run and rush...
We easily forget what life is all about, and when we do, it´s often too late...

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs/
Luiza

Marg said...

Happy 2nd blogoversary. I really like your list of blissful things and want to remember to save my blissful times. That is so important. I share your blissful thing of laughing so hard, I cry. That is the best feeling ever and laughter is such a good healer.
We really like the new look too.
Have a great day.

Luiza said...

BTW.
Congratulations to your blogiversary!!! Keep on going, for many years =).
And I love your new look , here on the side.

Hugs/
Luiza

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Catherine, Happy Blogaversary. Mine is tomorrow!!!!

Yes---sometimes, it's the small things in life which bring us JOY.... I love your list --and can relate to all of them..

Right now though, after my knee surgery, I am just thankful that I can walk some again... That was HARD.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jacqueline said...

Happy Blogoversary!!...Your new blog look is lovely...I loved your post and agreed with every feeling on your list, plus, cat hugs/kisses and hanging out with my parents=the best joy is always in those simple moments...Thanks for letting me join you, Catherine, I really enjoy your blog=you are a beautiful, smart, kind and fun woman.

Your Daily Cute said...

Happy blogoversary! 2 years. Wow.

Those are amazing little moments of bliss. It's nice to stop and think about things like that some time. Slow down and relax. :)

Creative Carmelina said...

Hello Catherine...let us celebrate our anniversary's together...

mine's not really a full year...but when i was dating my hubby...six months was still a noteworthy thing! hehe....

congrat's...and i like your new look..it's funny because i was just revamping everything myself tonight on my blog....
still working on it too....but it's nice to have a monumental change at pivital moments...

i think it's sort of in line with your day's post...where you say to enjoy the bliss in the simple things....

have a great night...sleep tight in your clean comfy, and cozy bed!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

BeadedTail said...

Happy Blogoversary! I always enjoy visiting your blog because you never fail to remind me to stop and enjoy each and every moment. Plus, we all enjoy seeing handsome Banjo!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

What a perfect post Catherine! You made me stop and think about how we race through life and forget to be present in this very moment. Thank you~ Happy Blogoversary!! I love your new layout too (: xxxVicki

ilovemyhouse said...

Happy Blogoversary (?). Great post, i like your thoughts here. Hurrying over to the next thing instead of enjoying what your doing is my middlename.I'm working on my blog too. Just found out how to het the three colomn template (that gave me a feeling of bliss). Like the new look of yours. Hugs from me XX

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Catherine, how I love your post today. So so true. I'm totally with you on your last one!
Your new look is calming, fresh and lovely.
Here we go for another two years and two more years and two more and two more and...
Have a happy happy day! XXX***XXX

Linda Robinson said...

I just feel all warm and fuzzy just reading your blog! Yes I am smiling.. I have to agree with everything on your list! Happy Blogiversary!! Love your new look!

Hugs, Linda

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Happy blog anniversary!

What a beautiful post! You really made me think about those lovely momments. For me I'd like to bottle sitting on the veranda with pen & paper (and a slight breeze) writing.

Catherine, I have an award for you over at my blog. :)

Paul C said...

This is an excellent redesign of your blog and happy anniversary.

robynart said...

Hi Catherine, love your new look blog and congrats. on 2 yrs. of wonderful blogging. Yes I agree we really need to focus more on what's going on in each moment and especially focus on those pleasureable moments. For me I love to be by the ocean on a beautiful sunny day, that's bliss for me. Have a great day Catherine, hugs Robynxx

The Island Cats said...

I've been having pure bliss today celebrating my birthday!! Thanks so much for coming by and celebrating with me!!

And happy blogoversary to you!!

Wally

Lin said...

LOVE your new look!!!! Very clean and easy to read your sidebar.

Stacey Dawn said...

Congratulations!!! And, great new look!!

Kat_RN said...

Cat, me again, your post really inspired me, hope you don't mind, I posted a list of bliss and linked back to you.
Kat

Jaime said...

Happy Anniversary!

It looks as though we are all making some changes to our blogs these days. Blogger got all creative on us, and gave us some options!

I love the look of your blog...I love the pictures at the top and I love how your posts are in these sweet little shadow boxes. Nice job!

And these feelings are truly blissful, as is that image..so soft and beautiful! Have you heard of The Book of Awesome? I just picked up a copy and can't stop smiling (and sometimes chuckling out loud) as I read. It's brimming with blissfulness.

bad penny said...

that small hand in yours knowing they entirely trust & love you -

clean sheets !
The scent of the roses I have just nicked from the pathway at the back of the Church - literally Heavenly !

Noche de verano said...

Hi Catherine!!! Oh I love your post and the beautiful words on it...If I could capture feelings of bliss, I would put in this magic bottle the excitement of discovering a very enchanting blogger with a blog full of inspiration like yours!!!
Have a wonderful day!!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Happy belated blogiversary, Catherine! What a lovely post to mark the occasion!! :-)

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