“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.”
There’s something about living a simple life that grasps the essence of my dreams. The way of life that doesn’t require much…except for a pile of love and gratitude.
Lately, we’ve been all too busy. Packing to move, business decisions/opportunities/year-end, fighting sickness, preparing for the new house, sleepless nights (I think Judah’s teething again??), working weekends, family events, extra-cirricular activities (or lack thereof)…blah blah blah. We’ve let the right-now, “obvious” things in our equation take the importance of our time. Over multiplication of things we’ve, in a sense, chosen the road of complication.
No one else is responsible for the lives we live, but us. There are elements, yes, that we war off/accept that can change the course of our path. But how we utilize our time and see it’s outcome is something only you or I can determine for ourselves. Our attitude and credence of value starts with a decision – a decision to not get wrapped up in the obvious.
Simplicity is a choice. As is chaos. What do you choose for your time?
pic pix: some simple moments with my husband & son, 17.Mar.2013, down the street from our house