This week, I went on a picnic....a summer thing to do on my Summer List.
I met up with a super-dear friend and her kids.
Watching them made me realize how life gets so tangled as we age.
When young~ we hold on to wonder.
We feel amazement.
We have questions and don't even assume there are no answers.
We think but don't analyze.
Laughter is easy and comes often.
Life is simply.....
And then there's a point where life is more than living.
We get caught up in webs of a sort of insanity and a crazy.
For some of us- it may be self-created.
Others- it may be inflicted by those around us.
But life changes.
And we feel like....
we're parked here.
And even if we want to go elsewhere, we seem to stay stuck in the same spot...
even during baseball season.
We seem to have to live at our own risk.
Pummeled by circumstances that just aren't so simple anymore.
I'm finding out that in order to stay sane in this not-so-simple life,
I try to find the beauty in the simple.
When it's there I grab it and hold on.
I absorb moments of quiet and just breathe.
I've been trying to laugh when I can- and even try when I seem unable.
I am trying to find the beauty in all things simple.
Ironically, we knew how to do all this from the beginning.
Maybe it's a matter of re-learning.
Or maybe we just have to uncover what is still there.
Give, Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply
Once upon a time...we all knew how to do this.
Wishing you all Happy, Simple Weekend.