Simple

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. ~ Don Millman

I’m noticing something.  Unfortunately I think its become a norm.  When I run into someone at the store or ask someone about their weekend, they tell me about how busy they’ve been.  While busy isn’t bad- the look of busy doesn’t always look good!  What are we doing to stay chronically busy?   I crave rest.  I want to be busy doing the things that give me life and with the people that I feel rested just being around.  I know… I’m still gonna be busy, but if there is one thing I’m committed to this year its simplicity. I’m just finishing a book a started months ago and mentioned here about the simple life.  The whole challenge of the book is to go through your life (house) and evaluate things in two ways: is it beautiful to me?  is it practical?  If not- its taking up time and space in your life that it shouldn’t have.  The truth is.. we have too much.   We do too much. 

I really just want to  “be”.  

This morning during naps I cleaned through drawers and am feeling refreshed by looking at the temporary clean.  What do you do to add simplicity to your life?

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One thought on “Simple

  1. Liz, this is so true. It is simple, yet profound. It is not easy to simplify your life in this world today. Every so often, I pick up my devotional “Amish Peace”. I am intrigued by the simplicity of the Amish life. When I am riding on the back of the motorcycle, I do a lot of praying, thinking, and reflecting. I do love that time. I continue to be challenge to simplify my life and not get so busy and caught up in this world.

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