Simplicity, the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded. ~Merriam Webster
As I finish my run in the park on this beautiful day, I can't help but sit and reflect on simplicity. I remember growing up in the 80-s and 90's to be that way, simple. Life was slower and not as fast paced as it is today. We spent more time visiting and spending time at home vs. running from here to there and rarely visiting. This pandemic has been hard and has caused many, including myself, to live a life of simplicity. So, I wonder what will result from this, what life lessons will be learned from simplicity.
Will we continue to see more people spending time doing things as a family?
Will we still be dependent on our Lord and continue to grow closer to him?
Will we continue to be kind, generous and supportive?
Will we play board games, ride bikes, lay in green grass, chalk paint, sit and have conversations?
Will we sign up for one, two, three more extracurricular activity for ourselves or our children?
Will we continue practicing to live healthy lifestyles?
Will we appreciate our teachers?
Will we sit and watch Netflix movies with our loved ones?
The answer is also simple, it's up to me. It's up to you. You and I are in control of your choices. Sometimes it just takes getting rid of everything to realize what is important. I know what choices I'll be making.