It is the Simple Life

0_0_0_0_525_192_csupload_57530881So after taking it easy all day yesterday and boosting my carb intake up slightly I can report that physically I am feeling a little better this morning. Between the increased energy I provided my body and the rest I believe that my body is winning the war on what ever foreign invaders are attacking it. Despite the fact that I am still not feeling 100%, my mind is still trying to tell me to hit the treadmill. I have to remove these thoughts from my head for a few more days.

So today too will be another take it down day and I will get some fresh air and spend some time with like minded people at the Saturday Morning Market. It has been 3 weeks since I was able to go to the market and I am really looking forward to see what new fruits and vegetables are available. I am hoping for just a few heirloom tomato’s as the one’s in my garden still have another week or two before I am ready to start picking. I have yielded close to a dozen yellow squash so far and gave away most of them, but am saving on particular one to grill this weekend with my favorite spices from the herb garden. I have also picked about 6 green peppers and will look forward to peppers and eggs for brunch this morning. The new lettuce is also ready for harvesting and will make a perfect blend for dinner tonight.

As some of my posts can be pretty exciting at times, there are times where they can be very mundane. It is truly these simple posts that reflect those moments in my life that I am most content. Just the simple type of living is the life I really enjoy. I can honestly say that most of the time I live my life constantly thinking about the future or dwelling on the past, but those moments of joy are always found living in now with full focus and full attention drawn on those things that sometimes don’t seem so important. The truth is these are the most important moments of our lives. Those moments when we are fully engulfed in what we are doing and what we are loving. Things like cooking a meal, working in the garden or just taking a quiet walk hold the treasures of our hearts and with this in mind I must learn to remember these moments of joy and try to expand on them. Sometimes the world can be a crazy place and as hard as it is we must learn to step outside the madness and find our happy places. Where is your happy place?

Blood Sugar- 152, Weight- 179.2

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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16 Responses to It is the Simple Life

  1. Learning to “live in the moment” is one of the hardest skills to master. It sounds like you are well on your way!

  2. You like my blogs quite often and yet I am so absorbed in removing the words in my head that I have not read any writing of yours, until today. I expected you to be a great writer. I am grateful and delighted to be right once again. My happiest place is learning. My hell is knowledge I can’t use. My best to you with smiles, Amber Garibay

  3. josie416 says:

    Oh yes, with you all the way on this. I think most of us (certainly true for me) spend our entire lives learning how to be in the moment. Glad you’re able to relish today!

  4. dyoung82 says:

    I feel the same way. Some of my happiest moments are tending to my garden. I even love hanging the laundry on the line in the morning and being able to enjoy a few quiet minutes with nature.

  5. New Journey says:

    I am sitting in my happy place right now….where ever I am is my happy place….gotta make it count every day, every minute…it is what it is and if you aren’t happy,,,,well then your missing the bigger picture of life…..glad your feeling better….zucchini freezes really well, cleaned cut up and places on a cookie sheet to freeze then put in baggies….great in soups later…but then again I am sure your neighbors were glad to get fresh organic vegies…..

  6. hsampson says:

    Hoping you are doing better now Billy! Great post thank you! Since my happy place is too far from me now, I have decided to remind myself everyday that my happy place is right where I am now!

  7. suzewannabe says:

    No matter where I am in the world, my happy place usually involves a good cup of coffee, watching the ocean, people, animals, trees or just writing.

  8. James says:

    On the other hand, I can tell you that having pizza and ice cream with my 6-year-old grandson does nothing for my waistline. 😉

    Feel well, Billy.

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