Life has gotten too busy. . . .but Simplifying life is not easy. . . .Many think that since we live in a rural area-on a cotton farm where all there is to do is watch the cotton grow--Life is simple and sweet. . . .Well. . . .yes, it is. . . .and it isn't. . . .We can get caught up in the busy-ness of the world just like anyone else. . . .Most days we juggle to-do lists, phone calls, emails, our loom business and down-right time-consuming hard work around the farm. . . .often causing me to forget to step back and enjoy Life. . . .Time passes quickly by. . . .the Years come and go. . . .before a person knows it, he or she is caught up in the proverbial 'rat race' of Life instead of in the simple and sweet of it.
And yet. . . .Simplicity is my goal. . . .unencumbered and meaningful. . . .
The Quakers call it "Voluntary Simplicity". . . .I like that. . . .
Tossing the credit cards (except for one), embracing our small but cozy farmhouse, ending shopping addiction, getting rid of excess stuff. . . .moving toward simpler lives that focus on what really counts. . . .That's where I'm going. . . .You'll see it reflected more and more in this blog. . . .Nothing fussy. . . .Nothing staged. . . .REAL LIFE. . . .fun, meaningful, filled with a deep appreciation for the simpler things. . . .and always with the reminder that
LIFE IS GOOD. . . .
Hope you'll enjoy our journey. . . .
"Tis a Gift to be Simple, Tis a Gift to be Free, Tis a Gift to come down where we ought to be. . . ."