Simplicity is Good

More and more lately I find myself longing for simplicity. I'll even go so far as to say I long for it in every facet of my life.

But I think simplicity suggests a negative connotation, and the condition of lack or insufficiency to many people. I suppose I may have thought that at one time myself.

Yet, I've begun to realize that simplicity actually allows one to have more than enough on many levels. Having moved several times in the last decade has really driven home the benefits of simplicity to me. 

Having two children who have grown up with a tremendous amount more of technology, and all the latest gizmos and gadgets that are at our disposal has also driven home the point of simplicity to me. 

Having a pile of bills, including such things as cable TV, cellphones, and internet charges (something I would have never even thought of having bills for way back when) has opened my eyes to just how stressful a lack of simplicity can be these days.

Without simplicity, the world around me seems to be spinning madly out of control, and I find myself longing to go back.

Go back to days of simpler times, when less meant more because it held families together more tightly, it held people's attention on things that really mattered - like God and Country; what it means to be a family; and people, whether friends or strangers, looking out for one another.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines simplicity as, "uncomplicated....easy to understand....providing clarity.....a state of innocence.....something that is simple, or ordinary, but enjoyable".

In my book, simplicity means "simple" in a good way. It means a life and home that is void of unnecessary things which take away from our quality of life, whatever they may be, thus making our lives and homes more enjoyable.

In that regard, simplicity can be genuine and sincere. Simplicity can be tasteful, polished and even classy. It's all in the way we carry it out in our lives and in our homes. 

Ahhhh, simplicity, here I come!

"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  


  1. Good one! Dad

  2. Your tree is beautiful! I love the bird theme! It is perfect for you. I would love to have a bird feeder and very much enjoy your bird photos! 😊

    1. Thank you, Janet! My bird feeders are so wonderful to watch all year round, and their visitors provide me with such pleasant entertainment!


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