I believe the world is really quite a simple place. There are good things, and there are necessary things we need, and there are people that help us grow and be happy.
These are the things we need. Everything else is just noise.
When I think of what makes me happy, what nourishes my soul, I think on my friends and family.
I think of the time I spend outside, at the beach, or walking locally around my home time lost in my thoughts. I think of the beautiful sunsets I have seen, and of the warm saltwater when I dip my feet in on the first warm day of summer at the beach.
Simple living is about recognising these basics. But its about more than that. It’s also about standing up for what is right in our lives, protecting the weak, and having a strong moral compass when the whole world seems topsy-turvy.
It’s about knowing what is right, and doing what is right, even when that is the hardest thing to do.
Sometimes it seems easy to follow the herd. And it is. Sometimes it seems easy to take the fast decision, or to say yes when we mean no. But only when we stand true to ourselves can we be our own, honest selves, and give the best version of ourselves to the world.
Only then can we be truly happy.