A Simple Life is a Happy Life
We live in a world where people have become so judgmental of themselves and others. They strive to get and have what others do or do not have. They go as far as going after things that are meaningless to them so they can stay on top. We encounter these people every day at the coffee shop, supermarket, and work. The happiest life is a simple life.
One of my favorites books is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He states in his book “the privilege of simplicity”. I love this line. If you live a simple life, free from chaos, drama, and unnecessary nonsense it is a privilege. I recommend this book for a great read.
I wasn’t this way when I was younger. I made a great salary and bought name-brand pocketbooks, clothes, and shoes. I have changed my life to a simple life, basic and minimalist. I no longer crave “things”. If you want to treat yourself once in a while to an expensive item it is okay. You don’t need Michael Kors or any name on your body to define who you are. I rather use all that money to travel and learn how other cultures live and enjoy my retirement.
I am approaching retirement. My imagination has this picture. I am living in a southern state or island, drinking coconut water straight from the coconut. I can see myself riding my bicycle every day early in the morning or going for a walk along the beach. I imagine how I enjoy sitting on a bench at the beach and watching the sunrise, which is my idea of a happy life.
A happy life is a life free from stress, worrying, and live in the present moment. If you’re in a relationship, you don’t need to be right all the time. A long-lasting relationship or marriage is about letting go even when your right. I went on vacation recently. There were people on their phones instead of talking to people, enjoying the beautiful peace, great pool, hot tub, and relaxing in the sun. Take time to remove electronics and learn to enjoy life again. I met great people from Canada, California, and Florida. You’re missing the best part of being alive.
You need to enjoy the present moment or you may miss something!