Simple Like Styrofoam

I really enjoy simplicity.
The beauty and peace of a simple home settles me.
The pace of a simple day refreshes me.
A simple, hearty, healthy meal satisfies me.
A simple cup of tea warms me.
An orderly room inspires me.

Settled, refreshed, satisfied, warmed, and inspired. Simplicity is good. Simplicity is beautiful.

Beautiful art and creative expression need not be complex – something left only for the experts.

Yesterday I read an excerpt from Robert Fulghum’s 1986 book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It speaks to the value of simplicity – simple ethics, simple comfort, and simple living.

May you be simplified this week…

(from All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum)

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.


Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

Be aware of wonder.  Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup:  The roots go down and the pland goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die.  So do we.

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.



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