Friday, November 26, 2010

The Simpler the Better

Simple....I'm thankful this year for things being simpler and less stressed. Our Thanksgiving Holiday was simple, wonderful and very much enjoyable. We spent our time in Topeka, Kansas (about 5 hours from St. Louis) with my in-laws and really didn't do a lot but in a GOOD way. We had leisurely mornings of breakfast and coffee, took mid-morning runs, had lots of great meals and plenty of down time of playing with the kids, building Lego's and watching football. We didn't rush off to shop, try to squeeze in too much, just kept it simple, stayed close to home (their home) and enjoyed each other's company.

And now as we've returned home and started bringing out our own Christmas decorations and started planning for the month of December, I've found myself trying to keep that same attitude of simpler is better. I'm not overwhelming myself with trying to get too much done all at once and trusting it will get done in good time. I'm taking my decorating, shopping and list planning in stages and trying to enjoy it more than just tasking through to get it done. I've got Christmas music playing, savoring the moments with Cole and Campbell and trying to remember the good things this time of year brings! So how about you, what can be simpler and better in your life this holiday season? Want to join me in "the simpler the better" way of being for a change!

Best wishes,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Angela, I hope you continued to have to a simple and lovely holiday season. I find when I focus on keeping things simple, it's easier for me to focus on what's important.