There are some points in my life journey so far that I can feel the utter simplicity of a moment, but I cannot fully grasp just how perfect the moment is. Like how can something so simple be so gratifying and fulfilling and heartwarming all in one? How can I get so much satisfaction from watching my children do something so normal and routine?
The simple amazes me. It’s like life was never meant to be so complicated with so many material possessions, so much stuff that just takes away from the small, simple joys of life. Some of the best moments of my life so far have been spent outdoors watching my boys explore. I have all of this stuff that money has bought, but those things have never brought me the contentment like seeing the joy on the faces of my children. And isn’t that what life should be?
Life should be made up of sunrises and sunsets, rainboots full of water, running barefoot through the grass, ice cold lemonade, and laughing just because it feels good and right. It should be made up of drinking from the hose, rocking in an old rocking chair, breathing in the crisp morning air, and stomping in puddles. And handfuls of dirt and melodies of chirping birds, and picking the petals from the flowers.
I dream of this simple life. The small moments that are so fleeting but incredibly beautiful.
The moments that children create so effortlessly. The moments that are so perfectly ordinary that they are breathtaking and life giving all at the same time.
Here’s to living the good life and delighting in the simplicity every step of the way.