Monday, May 7, 2012

Simple Living

I grew up a farm girl and simple living just comes natural to me. I love to bake,sew and keep a garden. As time goes by I long for those days when I could stay at home and cook to my hearts content. Make a new outfit for one of my children out of my scrap stash, or grow some vegetables in the backyard. Life made it necessary that I must work and provide a living for the me and the children. Now that the kids are grown, I wish for those days again. At the time, I wished for an easier life and strived to make one for my family. I finally made it as far as careers go, and am very thankful for that opportunity.But I am now setting a new goal for my life and that is to let go, simplify, and gain back some of that satisfaction I once took for granted. Maybe Im getting old, but I think back more and more to the days I spent with my Granny and the stories she told of her life. She was constantly prepared for another depression to hit at any moment! I used to think how silly that was, now I see the wisdom in her words and preparations she had made. I work daily until I feel like I might drop, come home,cook dinner and go to bed and then do the same thing all over again the next day. I am constantly wishing for the weekends to arrive and realize that I wish away most of my life. Its time to take some of it back and learn to enjoy everyday that I have!
Simple Living My New Motto!


AshTreeCottage said...

I love simple living too and I really like the pic in this post.

Susan and Bentley

Lisa C in GA. said...

I know exactly what you mean...about wishing my life away. It's depressing. Good luck, with simple living :)

Audrey said...

I love this post, it is exactly what I have been feeling lately.