They were standing at the corner of the road waiting for the school bus – a father and his five year old daughter.

Suddenly she tensed. A dog and his walker were approaching her and she was scared.  She appealed to her father for protection.

Her father prodded her and moved her out of the dog’s path.  She relaxed and smiled.   I heard him tell her, “All you needed to do was move.  Simple.”

Then, as if  he realized the wisdom of his own words, he said  to himself, “Keep life simple.”

I don’t think he realized the other part of what he had said: : “All you need to do is move.”

On my morning walk, I got my dose of wisdom for the day. Both parts of what he said were so relevant to me. This year, I have decided to keep things simple, but have a tendency to get overwhelmed by unnecessary things sometimes. I postpone the important for the urgent. And the urgent is linked with the first part of what that father said – I need to move.  I’ve completely slacked off on my walks and writing my morning pages – both of which are important to my well-being.

When making choices, opt for the plain, the simple, the functional. Less goes wrong when you stick to life’s standard equipment. ~ Linus Mundy

Time to keep it simple and to move, don’t you think?

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