Keep It Simple

22 Jun

It’s Saturday morning, birds are chirp-yelling, husband is snoring, and I am all out of my Keurig coffees (boo!)

I would not classify myself as a “morning person”, and neither would my husband or sister or mom or anyone who has ever heard my alarm go off a billion times before I finally muster up the motivation to part ways with my amazing bed (because is IS an amazing bed). But I have noticed this disturbing trend lately  where I magically awaken at times that are generally considered “pretty freakin early” (umm… SATURDAY?!) Not. Cool. So fine, my eyes may be open, and my brain may be on, but that does NOT mean I have to get out of bed. After a few seconds I realize this could get boring, so I grab my phone and somehow end up on Facebook – don’t act like you don’t do it too – you know what I’m talking about… Oh, what time is it… oh that’s early… oh maybe I should check my email… wait, what is that shiny blue ‘f’ icon… I think I must click on it… MUST. CLICK. There’s really no way around it.

Anyways, during my early morning FB peruse, I came across this little gem of a quote via a friend of a friend’s cousin’s sister’s husband’s facebook friend’s twitter follower (close enough)–

“Don’t overcomplicate your life. Love God, love people, work hard & have fun! Most other stuff isn’t worth worrying about.” -Dave Willis

I like it. Simple. To the point.

Love God, Love People, Work Hard, Play Hard, The End. 

When you put it like that, it sounds somewhat easy to take on that mantra and manage that kind of lifestyle, but in reality (which is where WE live), it is in fact EASIER to lose perspective and lose sight of what truly matters in the midst of everyday life. As a female, and a wife, and a female, I dare say there are times when we get SO upset and caught up and worried about things that DO NOT MATTER – we are MASTERS at overcomplicating issues! (Is anyone shocked about this?) I know, I know, I cannot speak for ALL females and wives, as there are many with perfect relationships and perfectly shaped eyebrows who never yell or cry or poop (guys, beware).

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Why do we overcomplicate? Why do we act the crazy ways we do at times? Is it selfishness? Am I so caught up in MY little world that is all about ME that I can’t see anything or anyone else? Do I REALLY care about other people? Do I SHOW them? Am I more concerned with what activities I am doing rather than who I am doing them with? Am I placing importance on the wrong things? Do I even have self-awareness? I am more concerned with myself than others? And am I OKAY with that? Isn’t there more to life than being really really really ridiculously good looking??


It is time to adjust our mindsets, realign our attitudes, and start seeing things differently. It’s like wearing those tinted sunglasses that make everything look green. It’s time to start viewing our relationships, our work, and our world differently. It is time to start living with purpose, on purpose. Be intentional with your relationships, your work, and your life. Identify value in these areas, and then add more value to them. Because seriously people, some things in life are important and worth investing in and adding value to, and heck, even getting upset over. Other things are not.


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