I would like to be more simple. Live simple. Think simple. Be simple.
I'm very grateful for the modern conveniences that we enjoy, such as, washing machines, running water, indoor plumbing, vehicles with tires instead of hooves, etc. but I really crave the simple in everyday. The ability to step away from the trends, the pressures and truly bask in the joy of pure contentment. In. all. things.
Being satisfied -- independent of my surroundings.
"Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surroundings and circumstances are of comparatively little account."
----Hannah Whitall Smith
God has already given enough. He always does.
I'm the type of person who rushes ahead. Going through the motions of the current activity on my way to the next one. Always looking at what's next on my list.
Being prepared and organized is good. It's a positive. But forgetting to relish each moment, each year, each opportunity, each step on the journey is not good.
That's what I mean by simple. Simply living in the moment. Freely.
With the Thanksgiving season approaching, I'm being reminded that those "precious moments" will one day be "precious memories". Time is short.
"Hem your blessings with praise, lest they unravel."