Yesterday after church, our girls went with our oldest daughter and son-in-law to some pioneer festivities in the town where the rest of my family lives. So Bill and I spent the afternoon together. It was a refreshing pause in the busyness of life! For the most part I try to keep my life very simple ~ but sometimes busy days are unavoidable! It felt so good to have this day of rest! ♥
Bill offered to take me out to lunch ~ but instead we opted to make a picnic lunch at home and take it to the marina beach! Nothing fancy ~ but sweet times to treasure!
The day was somewhat cloudy and cooler but we enjoyed sitting on a log having lunch by the water. You could see the ferry and other boats in the distance as well as scuba divers and kids playing in the water (Brrr!) We even saw a train pass by that had an old-fashioned red caboose! You don’t seem to see those around here anymore!
We talked about our future goals and dreams as we walked through the marina. ~ I am so thankful to have a husband that embraces living a simple life!
Today I am pondering ~ what really makes for a simple life? One of the things that I am trying to do is prioritize so that I can have a less distracted and more purposeful focus on the things the Lord would have my life to be about. This might mean less of some things ~ like clutter and things I have to dust; but it might mean more in other areas. One of the things that is important to me and that I would like to have more of is garden flowers to be able to use in decorating and to be able to give away to others. Another thing is more of a food and supply stockpile so that I don’t have to go to the store as often and so that I can be prepared for hospitality. How about you ~ what are the things that help you to lead a more simple life?
Wishing you a simple day filled with simple pleasures! ♥