My Nana, who was a very wise woman, once told me that Life was a very simple thing. I was surprised by such a statement in the face of the craziness and complexity we all experience and told her so. She was adamant. When I asked for clarification, she went on to explain again, "Life is very simple. You are born. You live. You die. What could be simpler than that?" She further maintained that it was People who made life complicated and it was more or less complicated based on each individual and the choices that they make.
At the time, I probably just did the smile and patpatpat thing that young people do when they think their elders are not just wrong, but wrong and a little kooky. Now that I'm one of the elders I'm rethinking it.
I know that I'm happiest when my life is it's simplest. No drama. No extreme highs and lows. And I also now see that we are all the sum of the choices we have made in life. Additionally, I believe that it's not what happens to us in our lives that defines us, but how we deal with those things. I have come to realize over time that I do not operate well in chaos, that when my environment is tidy, I think better, my life is better. I believe that my Nana was on to something important. Therefore, I am on a mission for simplicity!!
Is it easy to keep your life simple? Actually, it's not that hard. Not nearly as difficult as I anticipated. Once committed to is, once begun, it just kind of rolled forward of it's own volition. And as to what I'm thinking the result of all this is? It's a good thing.
I wish you all, simplicity.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.