When Kevin and I had our day together to celebrate his birthday, we cruised the downtown shops on Del Mar Street in our old stomping grounds of San Clemente.
As we casually strolled under the shade of trees and randomly popped through shops, we eyed this shirt.
It describes my favorite dude perfectly.
1. He is a gifted musician. I still swoon like I did at 16 when I heard him sing and strum his guitar.
2. He has nailed the ability to live simply like it's nobody's business. In fact when we were 16 his plan sounded like this:
Me: Are you ever going to get your driver's license?
Kev: No. I don't see the need. I plan on living where everything is close enough to ride a bike.
Me: How are going to get your kids to soccer practice?
Kev: They'll ride their bikes.
I still married him 5 years later.
I've been thinking about the shirt all week. Okay, not really about the shirt, but the message.
Live Simply has been echoing in my heart and head day after day and it has been the catalyst for me to capture the simple in our daily grind. So often I am caught up in the complicated. It weighs me down and evaporates the joy from my happy bucket.
For it is the simple that fills our happy tank more than anything else. However, it is too easy to become blind to the simple. It hovers in corners instead of glaring in front of us.
I had to put on my simple seeker sensors and soak it in like I've never done before. And as this week is coming to a close, I can tell you that if you were to wring my heart at this precise moment that it would produce enough joy from the simple to overflow my happy bucket.
*excuse the raw naked chicken
Even when an urgent school call alarming me of a bloody head tried to rob my joy bank, a quick hug, kiss, a few stitches, and a scoop of mint chip handcuffed that joy stealing bandit just in time.
What about you? Are you letting the simple knock your socks off? What is the simple in your life that is overflowing your happy bucket?
In honor of the hub's shirt's message and his amazing ability to live simply, I am having a give-away with his CD. Here are the rules:
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You have a total of 3 entries for winning the CD! I don't mess around. A winner will be announced on Tuesday.
If you want to check it out, click here.
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