We live in an incredibly busy world, everyone rushing from one place to another. Hurry, hurry, hurry—it’s time to go to work, to school, to somewhere—you’ve got places to go, people to see, don’t be late! If we’re not busy going, we’re busy doing. Running errands, paying the bills, taking care of the business of everyday life, and checking texts, voicemail, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. From the moment we wake until the moment we sleep, every second is crammed with one activity or another… that’s just the way it is, right?
Maybe it’s time we slowed down? Take a moment to stop and smell the proverbial roses once in a while, and enjoy the life we’re so busy living.
Life is full of simple pleasures that can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. I love those times when I can turn off the TV, enjoy the bliss of silence and read a good book. Or taking a walk outside, enjoying nature in all its glory… searching out the delicate wildflowers that aren’t easily seen. Listening to the birds sing at dawn, or seeing the sky fill with color at sunset. Spending time with my family, talking and laughing and enjoying each other’s company. Working on a crochet project. Listening to music. Looking at old photographs and remembering the past.
Most of my simple pleasures revolve around home and family, because these are the most important aspects of my life… and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Inspired by the Daily Prompt – Simplicity