Live simply, live well. -the sign that hangs above my kitchen sink
Have you ever noticed how children seem to love things that are not “toys”? You know … the pans and spoons a toddler chooses over the latest singing gizmo that cost $29.99. Or my boys’ favorite when they were younger– measuring cups and a sink full of water, instead of the pricey toys that lay at their feet. Most of all, I always marvel at how people of all ages can spend an entire day happy and entertained on a beach covered with sand. It’s the simplest things that sometimes are the best.
One year, on vacation at a Florida Panhandle beach, I noticed a sign propped against a window at a beach shop. It said, “Live simply, Live well.” And in the center, a bucket and shovels are painted as sitting in sand. Though we didn’t have any spare money, I scraped enough together to buy it, because it was one of those things that I couldn’t leave the beach without.
Since then, it has served as a favorite reminder for me in this always complicated world. Simple is better for living well.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite sign hanging in your home as a reminder of what is important? What does it say?