Friday, October 21, 2011

Simple. I love simple


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I would like to be more simple.  Live simple.  Think simple.  Be simple.

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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.
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Being satisfied -- independent of my surroundings. 

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"Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surroundings and circumstances are of comparatively little account." 
----Hannah Whitall Smith

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God has already given enough.  He always does.

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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.

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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. 

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That's what I mean by simple.   Simply living in the moment.  Freely.

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With the Thanksgiving season approaching, I'm being reminded that those "precious moments" will one day be "precious memories".   Time is short.

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"Hem your blessings with praise, lest they unravel."
-----Anonymous

3 comments:

The Starr Family said...

I love your posts.. they always make me stop and look around, wherever I may be sitting at that moment. Simple is the peace in our home, the contentment with our God. And I so need it.

Beth said...

Oh thank you! I need the encouragement:) Love to read your blog too;)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty pics. Little Cathy is precious and john Luke looks more and more like his daddy. Love y'all!