“I went broke believing, that the simple should be hard.” ~Matt Nathanson
Sometimes life just needs to be simple. Good coffee, cozy blanket, happy dog, a morning kiss. Simple.
Take some time out of your busy day and simplify. Empty your mailbox, clean out your car, don’t work late, loosen your tie. With everything in the world working so hard at making us structure and micromanage our daily lives, it’s important to simplify from time to time.
It’s ok to stop and breath; let out a nice big sigh. If all we are is a series of superficial engagements, we miss what’s really happening in our life. Don’t miss it. Get simple.
I am a simple girl. No, I am not a simpleton, I just like the feeling I get when I embrace the simple side of each new day.
I am struggling with a pretty big life-altering change right now, a heartbreaking change. I am trying to hold onto the simple parts of my day that give me peace; waking up with Emma snuggled into my side, hot coffee after my morning walk, clean towels fresh out of the dryer, a cold beer once my chores are done, the sound of her voice as I drift off to sleep at the end of each day; all simple.
More and more, I am in love with simple pleasures. So many people claim to prefer the ‘simple side of life’, but rarely do I see them truly embrace it. I am living simple right now, and hanging onto it with both hands. I have all I need; a roof over my head, food on my table, a job, love and laughter. Change will come regardless of what I do to hurry it along, so I’m being patient with my life. I don’t focus on what I don’t have because I know it will come in time. Right now, I find my happiness in the true calm of what I pull into my heart each day; each moment an important one, each action intended.
If more people would accept the simplicity in life’s design, we would have less greed, less waste, more compassion, and more calm. I’m doing my part; are you doing yours?