Monday, October 18, 2010

A Simple Life




A simple life has less to do with taking inventory of what we own as far as possessions, but more to do with why we acquire all that we do. A simple outlook on life, combined with a desire to live free from the burden of "must have's" is what living simply is about on the most basic level. Its about not having to own or create things to get a reaction from others. Its about daily taking count of the good things in our lives that have nothing to do with material wealth. Our health, the relationships we have with our loved ones, the ability to enjoy Gods marvelous creation. The joy in being comfortable in silence and not tormented by racing thoughts. The wonder of sitting on a square patch of bare earth and discovering something new or seeing something very ordinary as extraordinary. This is what a simple life is all about.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

A simple life is such a blessing. And your blog shows this very well. What a talented photographer you are. I still have some of your greeting cards from a few years ago. Will you ever do new ones? Perhaps a little smaller? Though I did like having space to write a lot!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010  
Blogger Morning's Minion said...

We are so pleased that our retirement move has taken us to a place where we can again garden productively, put up food for the winter, have wood fires, make butter and yogurt.
Some of it is hard work--and we don't have quite as much stamina as when we were doing all this in our 30's and 40's. It is a blessing to be able to live quietly and conservatively in the country, content with a chosen simplicity.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010  
Blogger squire said...

I love this post!! Truer words could not be spoken. Thank you

Monday, October 25, 2010  

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