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My life is a poem

and you are the poet

who would make it rhyme

and fill in the empty lines!

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We always hear the adage, “Life lived simply is a life well-lived”  or the more popular, “Simplicity is beauty”. 

But how do we define simplicity? Do you find pleasure in simple things or  do you need to go out of your comfort zone to please yourself? Do you need to buy those sophisticated and complicated  gadgets or just be contented with  a  cellphone with a camera that could take pictures now and then?  Do you go with fashion and buy those trendy clothes as soon as they are out in the market?  We must remember that they are just trappings in this busy  cosmos  called life.

We must learn to distinguish  between our needs and wants.  We should learn to prioritize our needs more than our wants. Sometimes, less can be more, right?

Sarah Ban Breathnach in her lovely book Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy  said:

“Many people believe simplicity implies doing without. On the contrary true simplicity as a conscious life choice illuminates our lives from within. True simplicity is both buoyant and bountiful. able to liberate depressed spirits from the bondage and burden of extravagance and excess.”

Happiness is found in simple pleasures – staying at the beach and looking at the horizon, finding sea glass and sea shells, reading in a corner, sipping a hot cup of tea or coffee, experimenting with new menu or recipe in the kitchen, watching your favorite programs, playing with your cats and dogs, gardening. seeing a new bloom in your garden. The possibilities are endless, we don’t have to look far.

We must learn to say we have enough as we embrace the simple things in life.

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