Monday, February 11, 2013

Listening #2 - The Top Ten

Keep in mind that LISTEN is my word for the year.  Today I'm channeling David Letterman with the top ten things I like to listen to (or as says - "to give attention with the ear") - in no particular order.

the crackling of a fire
a baby's laugh
water running over stones in a creek
a gentle wind rustling leaves in the trees
frogs croaking at night when darkness first falls
the sizzling of bacon in a cast iron pan
birds singing in the yard
the quiet of a sunrise
the words "I love you" when they mean "you matter"
horses nickering
What is your top one thing you like to listen to?


  1. Great list. I agree with all of them. Maybe I'd add waves crashing on to the shore, being an east coast girl :)

  2. I love to hear the coffee maker in the mornings. Hi Jill, was just wondering if you had gotten your swap bottle yet? One never knows if things get where they are supposed to go.

  3. Great list. I love hearing the 12 little paws of my 3 small pups running across the floor to greet me, the minute they hear me getting out of bed!!

  4. Great list!!! I love hearing my kids laugh! It is just our of this world awesome! Nature sounds are top on my list too! They always calm me and make me still and peaceful.

  5. I love to hear SILENCE. And of course a lot of other things like the bird in the garden that is a sign of spring, my Thom who speaks about his projects.......

  6. Jill, your word is fabulous! I listen to horses, sheep, alpacas, cattle, birds, dogs, cats, wind in the trees, tractors...mostly, the sounds of nature, along with farming. I've been sleeping a tad warmer, thanks to you -smile-. Bless you for your thoughtfulness!

  7. I love the sounds of the sea from gentle lapping to giant waves crashing against the rocks. After 30 yrs I'm back living by the sea and sleeping like a baby. Something about returning to the sounds I first heard, maybe? Your Listen project is beautiful.

  8. Hello, my Dear! Oh, my goodness...too many things! Cats purring...cicadas in the summer (before they get too intense!)...the sound of "Mom", or "Mimi" from my children and grandchildren! I've come to you from The "Grow Your Blog" was over before I knew about it, but it was so nice of Vicki to leave the list up! Anyway, I always welcome new blogs to enjoy, and yours is delightful! I am now following you ~ please come and visit me if you get a chance!
    So nice to "meet" you!

  9. I enjoyed all your listening inspirations! My favorite thing to listen to is my children saying "Mama" or "I love you Mama". I'm hoping that's a sound that sticks around forever!


I'd love to hear what you think.