Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 1: 31 Days of Enjoying Simple Things

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Welcome to

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 5:  Ranch Recipes #15, Simple Acorn Squash

Day 6:  Simple Grocery Shopping Method

Day 7:  Simple Blogging

Day 8:  Dear Daughters,  Simple Safety

Day 9:  Learning to Read

Day 10:The Beginning of Ranch Recipes

Day 11:Skincare, A Simple Necessity

Day 12:Skincare, Part 2

Day 13:Simple Signs of Fall

Day 14:Fall Tablescapes

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



Day 1:

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). 

Talavera Bird Bath

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.


Stacey said...

What a great idea. It's so good to see your blog pop up on my list. :)

Simply LKJ said...

Love this idea! Glad to see you back. Have enjoyed following along on IG.

Pura Vida said...

Can't wait for this

My Garden Diaries said...

This sounds like a wonderful series! Looking forward to it!!

Donnamae said...

You're back! Fantastic! Looking forward to this series! ;)

Connie said...

So very glad you're back!!


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