‘Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.’ – Confucius
‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.’ – Leonardo da Vinci
‘The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.’
– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
When did life get so complicated? I plan and schedule, then reschedule, it seems there is always something to be done, somewhere to go. Yes, bills need to be paid, housework finished, meals planned and cooked, but there needs to be time for enjoying life too. I so enjoy days of doing simple things.
My favorite days are days I spend some time simply*…
Looking at clouds and seeing dolphins or camels
Making sand castles
Designing dandelion bracelets
Collecting sea shells
Listening to waves
Enjoying the smell of cut grass, fresh rain or beautiful flowers
Searching the shore for sea glass and wondering what it was used for when it was whole
Floating on my belly in the ocean and watching fish swim in and out of coral
Barefoot, anytime I can be barefoot is a good day
Wandering through a garden
Pinching herbs, then smelling my fingers, especially lavender and basil
Sitting on a dock over water, somewhere, anywhere
Enjoying a good book and a cup of tea/coffee/wine
*Of course, each of these things are even better when shared with family or friends.
I am going to go put some of those things on my schedule right now…
Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday, the theme is ‘simple’. My photos are both textured with the Kim Klassen texture ‘cora’.
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Have a great week!