Living a good life is really easy until we complicate it with an incredible amount of wants and stresses.
My Father is the keeper of an incredible amount of wisdom, most of which I remain ignorant to but here and there I am able to learn some of the lessons that he has tried to teach me. The biggest one of all, in his opinion, is that a simple life is a good life. I am beginning to see how true this is today in our overcomplicated world.
I think I am most struck by this belief of my Father’s because for him it is beyond an idea or a concept, it is a code for living. He lives this way and in order to do so has made reminders for himself that he keeps in his house, truck, and shop which simply say “SIMPLIFY”.
The range of places where this lesson can be appropriate stem into so many parts of my life that if I put them all here I would be completely going against this weeks topic. Recently I was attempting to get a photo of myself using the timer on my camera. I fumbled with where to place it, how to get it set, and getting rightly in the frame when the simple solution came. Ask one of the many people that were around me. The result was the exact photo I wanted and a fine conversation with some people I would have not met otherwise. The simple answer is not always the first answer but I keep finding that it is the best.
Affirmation: The simple solutions in my life are all that I see.
Call to Action: Identify a place in your life that has become over complicated. It could be your schedule, your routines, your wardrobe or even just the way you view problems. Once you have identified that area find what is truly important at it’s most simple form…now cut out the rest. The last part will surely seem like the hardest but once you do, please share with our community the benefits from simplifying your life.
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