I admit to being “high maintenance” in many ways. I MUST have my kitchen counters cleaned each night before I go to bed. I must have my favorite coffee creamer. I only wear MaryKay. I have “my” scent at Bath and Bodyworks and I will NEVER run out of it. I like a schedule-a predictable one. I don’t do camping, for any reason, ever. I don’t like to sweat.
But there are so many simple, little things that give me pleasure. Little things like:
Bazooka Bubble Gum
PaperMate Sharp Writer Pencils
My kids laughing
The cat purring away in my arms
My red robe- fleece inside, quilted, jersey knit outside
Sitting by the Lake, or ocean, or river, or stream- it’s the sound of the water
Brie- baked to a golden brown inside of crescent rolls or puff pastry
Dove Dark Chocolate Raspberry
A good glass of white merlot on occasion
The smell of April Fresh Downy fabric softener
Silk pillow cases
A bubble bath
and, somewhere along the way, high maintenance melts into simplicity and the two melt together into Just Me.
Visit Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop ,where you can find inspiration for your own Simple Things.