Saturday, February 9, 2008

Simplify, Simplify



Today was a blessing. Small break in a never ending week of rain. We woke to dry skies and decided to DO SOMETHING! So we packed up a lunch and headed out with the wagon to Pirate Park. Truly, it was a gorgeous walk. I couldn't help but wonder if it would be the last time I walked the trail to Pirate Park. I am trying hard to just *enjoy* my life right now...just BE in the moment.
I like to research, I like to know as much as I can about whatever I am getting into. I am learning about the housing market, the taxes, the weather. I am searching for apartments, houses, builders. Oh, and we need to go to this bank, talk to that realtor, call this friend. Where did we put those packing supplies, when should we schedule our walk through, oh, and buy those airplane tickets, the sale ends soon! I would classify myself as 'detail oriented'. It can be good, it can be helpful. But it can be heavy too. Whenever I feel the heaviness I try to remember something that Henry David Thoreau said: "Our life is frittered away by detail...simplify, simplify."
So I did. I tried to. And that is why today was a blessing. I feel like I saw, and heard, and touched, and even smelled the things that were most important. A beautiful day worth remembering, in all its simplicity.

12 comments:

Zach 'n' Jack said...

That is so cute...I love all your thoughts! You help me put things in perspective; you are so wonderful, I really appreciate you!

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

Wasn't today just beautiful???Glad you guys had a fun family day.Wish we would have all gotten out together.Geez just reading your to do list makes me stressed for you!I hate moving!If there is anything I can do to help you simplify, please let me know!I'm gonna miss having you here, but I'm glad I can still go to your inspirational and sweet blog whenever I want :)

the boyd family said...

fun! sorry you have so much going on, that was us last year at this time. so much to do, no idea where to start but a lot to get done... i take it you guys are looking into buying a house? it's a buyer's market. good luck!!!

dixonfamily said...

I love that! Simplifying our lives sometimes is difficult to do, but so worth it. I keep thinking about Elder Oaks talk last conference about the "good, better, and best" things in life, and how if I just left out all those things that didn't make it into the "best" category I would probably be a much calmer, happier and more fulfilled person. It can be hard to shut out the world, but I am glad that you and your family managed to do that for the day. Let me know if I can help in any way during the next few weeks.

Stacy F said...

Love the pictures! You are such an amazingly talented photographer!

Frau Bailey said...

Well said. I needed that today.

Court & Britt Jones said...

that was so poetic!! and a great reminder. i really need to learn to simplify!! i let little things bug me way too much:) good luck with the big move (again)!! moving is so stressful:)

K2 said...

You take such great pictures! That is one reason I love reading your blog because of the pictures. Your kids are so cute!

katandjason said...

hey the porn guy left 2 more "messages." ummm...so do i block it now??

Amy said...

I don't think you realize what an amzing photographer you are! You are really really good. A natural I tell ya.

Garcia Fam said...

You have some really great shots here. I'm impressed. Maybe the next time you're in town you can take our family picture :o)

Charla said...

You take such amazing photos..you have a great TALENT!