I can make anything complicated.
Anything I tell ya.
Can I give you an example? If The Husband calls and asks me to meet him for dinner, a simple question requiring a simple answer, right? Not for this old girl…he asks and immediately three thousand words leap from my pie hole.
the pups…, the calories…, the time…, it’s really cold…,eating dinner so late…,(and of course now there’s always:) the GLUTEN…!
What I really want to say is simply: yes!
Now that’s a small example, but friends, if you lived a day in my head some of you would go stark raving mad. There are sooooo many thoughts. So many words. So many complications.
Maybe it’s all those words in my head, maybe it’s because I’m 50 and have the urge to pare down, maybe it’s a result of getting overwhelmed as I’ve learned to eat gluten free…or perhaps it was the influence of my favorite book, One Thousand Gifts. After spending all of 2011 counting gifts, beautiful, simple gifts from God, I’m learning to value all things simple.
Whatever it is, I deeply desire simplicity in my life.
“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious
and adding the meaningful”
I love this quote, it captures my initial attraction to simplicity.
My initial desire to have simplicity…
~in my spirit…
~in my home…
~in my day to day routine…
So that’s mine…have you chosen your one word for 2012? (Or as my friend Tom does, your two words for 2012? 🙂 )
~Wishing you a day full of simple joys my friends~
(And please be safe this weekend)