It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Chapter 1, Page 10, Book 16

Keeping It Simple

Its really sort of simple: 

Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.

Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches;)

Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. An idle mind is the devil's workshop. And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

Enjoy the simple things.

Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Author Unknown 

January 10th - The best things in life are free. Cherish the simple things.

It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.

 Paulo Coelho

Life is filled with simple pleasures, the little satisfying effects you never really anticipate, but always take great pleasure in.  I believe that simple pleasures throughout the day can be very gratifying. When you connect the dots between all these little joys, life seems fuller and more satisfying.

Sure, money can buy a lot of things, but that's it. They're just things. Material possessions are great, but happiness doesn't come from the items we own. It comes from a toddler's giggle or your mom's cooking. It shows up on a sunny day or seeing your best friend walk down the aisle.

Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple and the simple thing is the right thing. 

 Oscar Wilde

There's nothing like a warm embrace from someone you care about. Hugs can do a lot more than just make you feel good for a split moment. Research shows they may lower your blood pressure and boost your heart. Not bad for a small and free gesture.

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things in life which are the real ones after all. 

Laura Ingalls Wilder 

You can't put a price point on your loved ones. They're worth everything without costing a single dime  So, go hug your best friend, kiss your significant other, create good memories with your family and make a stranger feel loved with a simple smile. All without draining your pocketbook.  It’s the simple little things in life that matter.

How sweet it is !


jack69 said...

Laura Ingals was right, it is the simple things in life that are important, Ho easy it is to over look that. And I do like trips, not Guilt Trips.

We are over cast in Florida today, but warm... again..

betty said...

I liked that Keeping It Simple; so true to enjoy the "simple" things of life; those are the ones that make the most lasting memories without breaking the bank.


Mevely317 said...

That "Keeping it Simple" sampler is wonderful.
Looking back, it's the extraordinary little things I most covet.

Rick Watson said...

I'm all over this one. That's our mantra.