31 Days of Enjoying Simple Things.
For the month of October, I will be participating in The Nester’s annual 31 Day writing challenge .
Enjoying simple things or laughing about the trials life brings happens to be one of my favorite topics at my quirky lifestyle blog White Spray Paint.
Scroll down to see other posts.
Day 1: 31 Days of Enjoying Simple Things
Day 2: Dear Daughters, Listen to the Yearning
Day 3: Know What You Enjoy
Day 4: Staying Home
Day 15: Simple Birthday Celebration
Day 16: Dear Daughters, Simple Sleep
Day 17: Simple DIY Projects
Day 18: Circling Back
Day 19: If We Were Having Coffee
Day 20: Teach Us To Delight in Simple Things
Day 21: Limes, One of Life’s Simple Pleasures
Day 22: Dear Daughters, Simple Priorities
Day 23: Dear Daughters, Contradicting Day 22
Day 24: Simple Fit Throwing
Day 25: Procrastination
Day 26: Simply the Best: Fall Fragrance
Day 27: Simply the Best: Songs
Day 28: Friendship and Makeup
Day 29: Simple Fall Porch
Day 30: Simple Birthday Celebration
Day 31: Enjoying Simple Things, At Last
This is not a new message.
We have all been encouraged to seek out simple living experiences and the pleasure and peace that brings.
I can’t tell you how many times, when I was younger, my wise mother encouraged me to do just that.
But I was sooooooooooo busy (and just a tad martyred).
During that stage of my life, I usually had a color coded calendar of our 3 daughters’ activities in one hand, and a bag full of senior English papers to grade in the other.
How dare she suggest such a thing?
I became accustomed to hearing statements of wonder like ‘how do you do it all?’.
And now many years later, I am here to tell the tale.
I survived it.
And I learned something about this art of living simply and enjoying it that I want you to all memorize right this minute.
(Yes- I said memorize. I am a retired high school English teacher!)
You do not need a self- help book, you do not need a new planner (don’t bother, I tried them all), you do not need to re-invent every wheel in your life.
You already know what to do. The yearning is in place.
What a relief, right?
Let’s have fun talking about it, shall we?
Each day I will link a new post on the directory below.
I promise it will not all be hair shirts and gnashing of teeth.
Simple enjoyment really is good news- no high definition needed.