Keeping it simple

I have not read The Hunger Games, and I don’t intend to see the movie, either.

I don’t clip coupons, hunt for them online, or keep up with which business is offering freebies.

I don’t make my own laundry detergent, and  would not concern myself with properly sewing on a button unless my life depended on it.

I don’t have a Pinterest or Twitter account.

I’ve never been to a Zumba or spin class.

What in the world DO I do?

Only things I love.

Today is the only May 4, 2012, that will ever exist. Even as I type, seconds slip by that I can never regain. My itty bitty life will only last for a short period of time. I plan on spending that time doing only the things I love.

Unfortunately, part of living in reality is realizing that not everything I do will thrill my soul. In order to earn an income, maintain a sanitary and tidy living environment, and complete the never-ending list of other duties and chores necessary to function well, I know that sometimes, I will have to spend my time on less-than-thrilling subject matter. I must manage my bank account online. Occasionally, I am required to wait in line at the grocery store. I also have to scrub scum out of the bathtub periodically. During those times, I do my best to focus on the positive and maintain gratitude for the fact that I’m breathing and able to do those very things I tend to despise.

Aside from the necessary evils of life, I want to spend my time doing only what I love.

I love helping other people and find fulfillment in encouraging, serving, teaching, and sharing with others.

I love learning about things that interest me.

I love being outdoors regardless of what activity I’m engaged in.

I love God, and I love spending time learning about Him and getting closer to Him.

I love my family and friends. The more time I can spend with them, the better.

I’m really not a grumposaurus who hates all fads, trends, and fun things. I just don’t have time to do every single halfway appealing thing that comes my way. If I keep it simple, I’m able to devote myself to what matters to me. And if I’m focused on what matters, I’m one happy camper.


5 Comments on “Keeping it simple

  1. Thank you! I’m relieved and proud of myself, too. It’ll be a nice break this month!

  2. My theory is do what you love–and if couponing is what you love, by all means, coupon away! Same with any of the other things I mentioned. If something just doesn’t grab me strongly, though, I’m going to say no to it. I’d rather do a few things well, be less stressed, and love what I’m doing than try EVERYTHING and do it all half-a**, as my beloved mother would say :).

  3. welll said… i actually am a “Extreme couponer” in training..i’ve been collecting months and months of coupon inserts, reseraching web sites, but i’ve only used 2 coupons LOL i end up donating them to the military (they can use them within 6 months after they expire). I have twitter but barely use it, and when i do i feel like i could be devoting my time to something of more importance. good stufff here

  4. Reblogged this on Just wheat and commented:

    For all of my friends who’ve begged me to go to Zumba, get a Pinterest account, or hunt for good deals online, this one’s for you :).

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