Monday, November 17, 2008

Adventures in Simplicity the Final Chapter

Today we are playing hooky. The kids have a day off school today, so we are eating yummy whole wheat banana pancakes (recipe will come up soon) and lounging around for now.  The weather looks to be quite nice today, so we will eventually venture outside to play in the leaves or perhaps head to the water to feed the geese the leftover pancakes.  The "Adventures in Simplicity" are at an end, for now.  I had so much fun I intend to revisit the theme periodically.  It taught me something quite miraculous.  I was forced this week to really look each day for something that brought me a simple bit of joy.  And darn it, if I haven't had a pretty great week!  Sometimes it only takes noticing the wonderful things that surround us to make us grateful.  We do have to look though.  I am as guilty as the next busy woman of sometimes neglecting to do this.  But, if we look, it often is the simple things that bring us the most joy.  So, I loved my little adventure, and even though I may not blog about it everyday, I will try to be more conscientious about noticing.  Simplicity rejuvenates! 
Quote of the Day: "In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the reminder of simplicity this past week!

    & i LOVE banana pancakes. they are so yummy. as cheesy as it sounds, jack johnson's song, "banana pancakes" was what inspired me to make them for the first time : ) can't wait for the recipe!