Perhaps it’s the hustle and bustle of the approaching holidays or the fact that life has seemed complicated lately, but I was finally reminded of a wonderful truth: happiness is simplicity.
Without all the clutter in our minds, in our lives, in our houses, there’s a simplicity that makes us happy. It’s easier to tend to less. It’s easier to nurture ourselves without all the extra in the way.
So today, I’m going to keep it simple and say what has made me happy recently. The simple things.
Watching the near full moon rise on this cold autumn night over the tree above as I write this.
Brushing down a black horse called Midnight today and just letting her nuzzle me.
Sitting with my new manuscript in a cafe and falling in love with the characters again.
Having a little boy tell me to tell his mommy to come find him.
Hearing the leaves rustle as I walked in the woods.
Laying on the grass in the sun on this warm autumn day.
What about you? Where’s the simplicity in your life? I’ll bet if you get right down to it, it makes you pretty happy too.
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