simple living isn’t a new thing. it isn’t a lost art.
it is becoming a “now” thing because as a society we have bowed down to the god of busyness.
we have made busyness an idol
we wake up voraciously consuming and go to bed voraciously consuming.
we reap what we sow
multitasking is not an art form. it is a numbing toxic armor and is making us sick
we are beginning to see the consequences within our families.
the pendulum is swinging in the other direction
simple living is going to be my “now” thing
i have decided to be a trailblazer..really you ask? YES…really!
while my now missing colon and reconstructive surgery to build a new one
i believe my circumstances are speaking new things, a change in direction maybe?
i liken it to a sifting so i can see what gifts are glimmering just beneath the surface.
i don’t have a choice with my bowel disease but i DO have a choice in to say NO to to the aforementioned lifestyle and blaze a trail for a simple life that works for me.
i wake each day missing something and i think i am beginning to see what it is.
i found this poem and i think it hits the nail on the head!
Written While Running
Sometimes I move so fast it hurts.
Though the things coming at me
are not moving at all.
They are soft and inviting. It’s
approaching them as if they will
vanish that makes them sharp.
Running into any point
makes it a knife.
— Mark Nepo from Reduced to Joy
–PEACE–real peace. the kind i wake up with and carry through the day. i am done with being driven .. with false guilt for wanting to slow down and for the tentacles that dig into my soul that i don’t have enough and that nagging need for MORE..for the longing to be as present as i can be within each day.
i have committed to make home cooked meals from scratch as often as i can. period! cutting out as much boxed processed stuff as i can. i am intoxicated with learning to cook again. it is a good thing. so i have to give up some things but it has been worth it so far.i am going to resurrect the lost art of simple living in
and my business
His business–God’s business. it is time to do some serious business with God
ok girls..this cracked me up..listen up
I wanted to share an OMG moment! i made — from scratch — a Cream of Chicken soup recipe. i used it in this recipe & everyone loved it!
better than the ucky can glop for sure
AND i used CUP 4 CUP so it was GLUTEN FREE. bonus points right?
all the kids loved it and i think i know why–
one ingredient that i added that the recipe’s didn’t call for was LOVE
LOVE DOES make all the difference cooking for others. LOVE replaces the harried irritation of having to feed the kids..you know?
are YOU ready to be trailblazers together? i am…i will be posting an update on the shop status and the remaining orders PLUS a little scoop on the new store opening in january…xo