Simple simplicity. Yep, that makes me happy. I like simple things. Honestly, there was a time in my life that I felt as if I had to keep up with the Joneses, but that is always so exhausting. Every time you turn around the latest trend changes and you are right back where you started. I love the book “If only I had a Green Nose” by Max Lucado. It is a children’s book about little wooden puppet people who constantly want the latest thing, which in this case, was a painted green nose. Throughout the story the color of what the wooden people wear on their noses changes. Punchinello, the main character, and his friends become miserable after always trying to keep up. By the end of the story they have several layers of paint on their noses before they decide to go see Eli, their maker. Eli has to sand every layer of paint off of their noses. The process took time and was painful, but their hearts (and noses) finally got back to the place they were created to be. Ouch! I can totally relate. That “sanding” period of life is hard, but well worth it. I’ve learned that I tend to be much happier when things are simple and I’m not competing or comparing myself to everyone else.
One of my favorite simple things to do is taking walks along a country road with my favorite people. Chief loves to visit the horses as we walk. Yesterday, one of the horses trotted over to the fence to see Chief as if he was happy he was there. It truly blessed my heart! Below are some images I took on our walk…no filter. These things truly make me happy!