Simple Life or Simply My Life

Simple Life or Simply My Life

I am no authority when it comes to living a simple life. In fact, there are many days when I ask myself how in the world I just keep getting busier when I should be at a point in my life when I am slowing down-or at least that’s what people tell me. To put it simply, operating at full throttle is simply my life.

Did you know that there is a Simplicity Day? According to the web site, “The unofficial holiday commemorates the life, times and work of American philosopher and proponent of simple living, Henry David Thoreau.”

What I Have Learned

While I may not have a simple life I do admire Thoreau. I strongly suspect he didn’t have 5 children, 7 dogs, 6 grandchildren, a blueberry farm and a blog. But I get it and there are ways to simplify our lives but right now that just isn’t on my radar.

I do know the value in “being still” and believe with all my heart that it is very important to ….

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And I do read my Bible, pray and be still. Then I jump up and take off running wide open like a chicken with it’s head cut off. (Sorry about that PETA friends but that expression came from my sainted grandmother and I use it in her honor and in memory of all the chickens she beheaded for our Sunday dinners).

Crazy Life

I have become good friends with a lady who helps clean my house. We were talking and I asked her if I am her craziest  client. She laughed. “Not by a long shot,” she said. “Every client I have is crazy busy.”

I know lots of grandparents and Boomers who are just as busy if not more so than I am. I don’t think it’s that we can’t slow down as much as we don’t want to slow down. I’m just not happy sitting still unless I’m in church (unless the preacher goes too long – just teasing) writing or reading a book.

I love my life and I thank God and Juice Plus that I’m alive and able to do everything that I am doing. There are those that have a simple life and then there are those of us who say this is “simply my life.”

Live it and love it, no matter how you do it because one thing is for sure, it goes by fast. Adjust your speed to suit yourself and not others!

Leaving you with an Erma Bombeck quote that is one of my favorites.

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  1. Glenda Austin 14 Jul, 2017

    I wanted to let you know that recently I was going through an old box of photos and found a little book that my sister, Jennie (Jeffries) Bandy sent to her sister (ME)) with love on 12/25/95. I didn’t know who Teresa Kindred was then. I lived in Alexandria VA and was 28 years old and my appreciate just wasn’t then what it is today. The little book was a Mother’s prayer- the Gift of Love. This little books means so much more to me today after losing my mother, raising three children and now I am a Nana of 6- Thank you Teresa for writing this book- it has been a blessing- I love it!

  2. teresak 14 Jul, 2017

    Glenda, you brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind words! Bless your heart. You made my day, week, year!