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“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.” – Lao Tzu

It’s really pretty simple. Each day we choose. To see wonder or despair, light or dark. A new toy, wrestling, going for a run hunting up squirrels, time together. Lily and Molly have it figured out.

Stop overcomplicating it all with drama, assumptions and comparison. It’s your life – do something with it and enjoy the journey. Our regrets will be made up of what we didn’t do, the chances and opportunities we missed while we were distracted by noise, insignificance. Make some music and dance. A polka is pretty uncomplicated. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3.

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. this hit me on a much-needed day. 1,2,3….1,2,3..

    November 14, 2013
  2. optimisticgladness #

    Like this.

    November 14, 2013
  3. Today my morning started with this post. Yay! Thank you! I needed this reminder. I shall be “completely Present” in all that I do today. Nice post!

    November 15, 2013
    • Thanks – make it an awesome day – each moment of it. Cast light – we need it.

      November 15, 2013
  4. I sometimes wonder if we are so attached to our pets because they truly are a perfect example of how to live in the present with as much energy as possible. Thanks for the refreshing reminder on this Friday morning 😉

    November 15, 2013
    • Thanks. They jam a lot of life in too short of time. Four-legged angels. Most of the time 🙂

      November 15, 2013
      • I like that, four-legged angels and most of the time 😉 True on both counts 🙂

        November 15, 2013
  5. Great thoughts, thanks for sharing.

    November 15, 2013
  6. Love the quote! 🙂

    November 25, 2013

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