I Like Simplicity

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    Story #260 Going For Minimalism

    I am downsizing. I moved from a large house with a lot of furniture into a tiny one bedroom apartment. I have been feeling more and more claustrophobic every week that has passed since I moved. Now, I have gotten rid of all that huge wooden furniture and gone for metal and glass...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    Oct 30, 2011

    Age Brought Me To The Understanding

    Knowing something is right for you, and being able to carry it out, is two different things. It took age to help me carry out what I learned in my youth, a simple life is a good life, and not only is it a good life, its the best life any human being could desire to live. Its...
    libertybalanced libertybalanced
    51-55, F
    Apr 1, 2012

    Candy

    Simplicity is most likely the best of any option   "Oh man I want to try the new pepsi blue but I dont know if it will suck and I only have cash for one drink."   Get the standard pepsi   A strait line is the quickest way to a destination.  ...
    augustskies augustskies
    18-21
    1 Response Jun 29, 2008

    The Simple Life

    With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen picturesand some books, I live without envy.:)
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    Feb 11, 2011

    Without In With Society Within Out Of Myself

    Society (whether secular or religious) in general reminds me of children running around the house jumping from one bed to the next pretending to be Super human. I admit there is a charm to see great achievements, tall orders being met, leaps of faith that inspire whole...
    soliare soliare
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 7, 2012

    Life Is Complex

    Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers,  and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes oflife, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2011

    For a Complicated Woman I Love Simplicity

    in life that is... I live the life I do now because of obligation... it's my responsibility and privilege to take of my 2 children... and yes as children they want excessive things and I do provide for them these frivilous items... I remind them and teach them that things are...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    May 20, 2008

    Nothing New

    All that is produced does not need to be purchased.  You may think you are going to eat healthy, but buying produce shipped from hundreds of miles away to remain uneaten in your fridge until way pass recognition is not doing any one any good.  Just because it is...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    8 Responses May 20, 2008

    Whisper , Part 2, The Right Of Passes

    Whisper Part2, The right of passes It was 2004, and I lay in bed with my eyes closed, the day had been taxing. My spirit moved to a new adventure. I had many women friends, but they all seem to be waiting on me to commit to worshiping them. Now that was the...
    leumasb leumasb
    51-55, M
    Jun 17, 2012

    Life Is Good

    Simple living, simple pleasures within everyone's reach just by simple thought and simple actions. Complications are usually self-inflicted. A minor adjustment to attitude is the general cure for most complications. The "Easy" button is already built in, accentuate the...
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

    All the men I've dated never understood this.

    I don't need diamonds and cash. A Snickers bar and DVD of Family Guy and I'm yours. LOL
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

    Slow Down and Listen

    The spiritual man is trying to free himself from the materiality that is the cause of his prodigal wondering in the maze of incarnations, but the ordinary man does not want more than a betterment of his earthly existance...
    banjarplayr banjarplayr
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2008

    In Search Of La Dolce Vita

    The last time I changed my phone, I got a you-beaut 3G one with all the bells and whistles and a high-quality camera. In the box with the phone was the English language version of the instruction manual –over 250 pages of it. The booklet tells you how to set up your phone...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous
    51-55, M
    8 Responses Jan 28, 2010

    Simple Joys Of My Life

    Wood floors Windy days Splattered paint Melted crayons Black and white photos Masquerade masks Pictures of fairies Sun on flowers Light rain Coffee Red Bull Sodas Irish Dancers Maxi Skirts Old cars Vintage houses Intricate gardens Nail art Odd documentaries Clean areas Handmade...
    Hrmg Hrmg
    13-15, F
    May 12, 2012

    Finding Peace

    Last week was warm and in the upper seventies.  This week began with herds of rolling thunder storms and since it has been raining like a sieve.  Tomorrow it shall snow.  Such startling changes afford one's soul such simple joys...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    18 Responses Apr 7, 2010

    Blessings Times Four.........and It's Not Even Noon Yet..........

    Today will be filled with happiness...... 1.... Beautiful rain falling 2.... A can of glaze paint..... Golden delicious 3.... A tully's latte 4 .... A mind that appreciates.....the little things
    Kathieredart Kathieredart
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Feb 11, 2012

    A Little Talk With God

    • LITTLE TALK WITH GOD!... I was 6 years; I realized I was in a world with issues. I site in church one day where I heard.... If you have cares or problems, you need know! (Take them to GOD!) I thought GOD! What matter of thing is this! SO I ask my aunt (who was my mother at...
    leumasb leumasb
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jul 23, 2012

    A Simple Life

    I love the logo for this group.  It may not be what's intended but it does remind me of various depictions I've seen of St Francis of Assisi.  He is without doubt my favorite saint.  He loved animals, I love animals ... we're a good match.  Then...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Feb 1, 2010

    Today I spoke to someone about being a night

    owl. She wondered what I did all night and I explained that I usually spend chatting with Americans until 3 or 4 in the morning (Central European time). Her next question was: "Why Americans?" And I answered dryly: "They are awake at that time." Don't you love simple answers? :P...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    Friends and the Simple Life

    Sometimes the best and fastest way to simplify a crowded, cluttered life is to take stock of the relationships that you feed and those that feed off you.  Carry with you only friends of value.  Friends that are true.  Friends that support your purpose. ...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    5 Responses May 20, 2008

    The Things That Matter The Most

    The simple things in life are what matters the most. Water, food, air, health..etc. Material things are nice and good have but they done matter much when you don't have the thing you really need. Simplicity.
    Cyliste Cyliste
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2011

    Give Me The Simple Life.

    I guess what I mean is less stressful, fewer responsibilites, more time with friends, less time at work, more time with my Garnier Girl, time to help my close friends who need it, more time to give in the service of others, just the right amount of concern by not worry, time to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    Part 2 The Color Of Skin, The Other Side Of The Rainbow

    The Color of Skin Part 2# The Other side of The Rainbow You have to remember I was just 6 years old and just recognized the color of my skin compared other. The night had passed throw dark forgetfulness.” Now...
    leumasb leumasb
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 16, 2012

    Priceless

    To rise with the sun and toil till it sets.  To feel a tired body that has worked itself to a point of needed rest. A simple meal of garden bounty.   A hot, soapy shower.  A crisp, white, cotton,  nightgown.  A slightly cool breeze blowing the...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2008

    Blessings

    I am so blessed by all the wonderful people in my life that are encouraging me to explore myself and grow each day. Life is filled with blessings and god will send them to you when you need them. I am so blessed with friends and family that care for me so much.
    sunsky27 sunsky27
    41-45, F
    Aug 28, 2012

    Simplicity

    Simplicity,The way to go,No hang-ups,An easy life,That's all I want,It's so simple.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2011

    Wabi Sabi

                             "Wabi-sabi represents the exact opposite of the Western ideal of great beauty as something monumental, spectacular, and enduring...
    datura datura
    56-60, F
    45 Responses Oct 26, 2010

    Simplicity Is The Final Destination...

    In simplicity I find all things me and in all things me I see all things beautiful...just the way it should be...simple but NOT easy!
    berrychic berrychic
    31-35
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2010

    If Only

    If only everything in life was so simple. I love when things become simple for me. Then I can do them without thinking too hard. It's just natural and feels so rejuvenating. Accomplishing something without stress is quite nice.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Jun 15, 2009

    "Freedom Is Learning To Do Without The Trappings Of A More Complicated Life"

    Do we own technology? Or does technology own us? What if the things we use in everyday life to make life more easy actually handicaps us ,making us rely on everything except ourselves? Society has developed a baby boy mantality we have become completly dependent on this reality...
    klegend0 klegend0
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2013
    acrux acrux
    26-30, M
    Feb 17, 2013

    Live Simply

    It was wisely said "Live simply that other may simply live". We have made our lives too complicated and the more we simplify our lives the more it will benefit others.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 14, 2013

    So I've decided to simplify my life by

    eliminating all the things that are not essential or things that i have an abundance of. I've been ridding the clutter and only keeping things that are important and hold value, or have provide a much needed purpose. One key factor of trying to simplify my life was learning to...
    CosabellaBeauty CosabellaBeauty
    26-30, F
    Apr 28, 2014

    Simplicity Is A Goal I'm Striving Towards

    My life is complex enough as is . Exwife , children 1 with me , 2 with her , volunteer firefighter , planning to attend college soon , a wonderful ladyfriend , various hobbies , EP . . . I have begun to streamline my life to the extent that I'm not taking on any more...
    WisestFool WisestFool
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

    Life is best lived in simplicity.

    Less material wants and needs means more time to appreciate Mother Earth and the wonderful relationships around you. Be grateful for simplicity. A true gift from God.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015

    Desiderata - (desired Things)

    Go placidly amid the noise & haste &  remember what peace there may be in silence.   As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull &...
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Dec 27, 2009

    The Breakfast ......

    many say is the most important meal of the day . While-st staying at  the Highland lodges on the banks of  silvery Loch Tay. We dully arrived for  the opening day of the salmon season ahead of us three days of late nights , big meals and copious amounts of...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Nov 3, 2009

    I Don't Like Simplicity

    I love simplicity!
    MySweetLord MySweetLord
    36-40, F
    Aug 27, 2009

    My Life's True Meaning

    For years, all I had asked to discover who I really was and so I sought many things in order to define myself. While on the path of self-realization, I found the desire to live simply grew. A few years ago, I found myself even pulling away from social networking sites like...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 19, 2012

    When I think of simplicity I think of donating

    some shirts because I don't wear all I have. Or I think of cleaning the garage. Or not buying things I'm not likely to use. How do you keep things simple in your life?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

    Life's Path

    But my life never let's it be that way for me.
    StephanieManoso StephanieManoso
    31-35, F
    Dec 6, 2011

    Simplicity Is Key

    I believe that simplicity is the key to having a happy life. A person doesn't need luxuries, all the riches in the world to be happy. having a simple life with only what you need is all we actually need nothing more nothing less in my opinion. Me as a person I love simplicity in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2012

    Simplicity

    It's a little rare to find people where I live who appreciate the smaller, more simpler things in life. It's kind of sad. You always feel the need for things that are big and unnecessary, more and more. People make things more complicated just because they can. I miss the days...
    myownsavior myownsavior
    22-25, F
    Dec 1, 2011

    Simplicity Is Happiness

    In every situation, before any decision making, always seeing from the simplest possible point of view, ensures a happy and uncomplicated life isnt it?
    jacmattvm jacmattvm
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2012

    Simple

    i am simple and we know simple things are attractive.they have attraction of other kind
    jarnim jarnim
    22-25, F
    Apr 8, 2013

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    being simple is being natural to yourself i'm contented enough to what God has given to me, there's no need to hide for the thing that is helpfully makes us the way we want to be...
    jenelyn0298 jenelyn0298
    18-21, F
    Apr 20
    Simplicity is the nature of great souls..
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    Apr 20
    it's my fault once again I gave in and I let them in. I thought sensed they we're different that for once somebody was not like the others I felt it. but..... I was wrong like the...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    When you look at flowers, at first your like, " Oh. Thank you!! " then you probably just fogey about them. In this picture I took I admire how beautiful the flowers are in the...
    mengstrom5721 mengstrom5721
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    I like this girl in my tech school but I can't tell her because she wouldn't care. She talks to a lot of guys and craziest part is we have a snapchat and we had a great convo on...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    There is something so real about holding hands, some kind of complex simplicity, saying so much by doing so little.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    Apr 18
    In manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    Apr 17
    I feel like I have never been mentally here on Earth. Ever since I began to comprehend language and think critically I have never felt like I was meant to be on this Earth. This...
    MillennialStarSon MillennialStarSon
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    Simplicity carried it to the extreme becomes elegance.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    Apr 13
    I've spent most of my life . people don't like me because I chose to be my own personal and not who they wanted me to be. I was never invited to things and people often avoided me...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 10
    It's hard not to. I'm split into so many parts. So many thoughts and emotions that feel like they shouldn't be mine. But it's more than that, no one sees the things I do in music...
    justbnatural justbnatural
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 8
    oml I act like a cat XD i am a cat I have a cat omg well my parents don't like me acting like a cat they say act your age coz I'm 13 xD but I'm a cat outside and inside I pounce I...
    porshieeee12 porshieeee12
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 8
    Crazy by Aerosmith https://youtu.be/NMNgbISmF4I Come here, baby You know you drive me up the wall The way you make good on all the nasty tricks you pull Seems like we're makin...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5
    Don't get me wrong, l admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life... But to me, beauty lies in simplicity.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 4
    '40-Love' by Roger McGough middle aged couple playing ten nis when the game ends and...
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Apr 3
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