Friday Philosophy…Simplicity

Simplicity: it’s not just the well-wishing in a Lynyrd Skynyrd song. 😉 In our family, we often talk about serenity as the watchword. I’ve also contemplated home as haven, and family as “the bubble” from which we close out the world.

Today, I thought I’d focus on what some bigger brains than my own had to say about simplicity.

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~ Lao Tzu

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

“The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.” ~ Walt Whitman

“Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.” ~ Natalie Babbitt

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius

Of course, for me, no conversation about simplicity can be had without my father’s oft-repeated and very memorable comment on the subject:

“Life is simple – people screw it up.” ~ Ron Slee

Blessings to you all, and never give up!

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