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.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...