A Rant About Living A Simple Life

Kindness keeps the world spinning. Compassion is necessary for the survival of our species. Compliments are free and simple. And it’s okay to give one to yourself from time to time.

Do you love someone? Make sure he/she knows it. Are you sorry about something? Swallow your pride and apologize.  Unhappy? Change it. Sad? Find a funny picture to make yourself laugh. Tired of running? Stop and breathe.

Life doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, life can be quite simple. We, as humans, are the reason life becomes so complex and twisted. We create disaster and drama.

The universe isn’t out to get us, the entire world isn’t set up to make us fail, and not everything is preplanned or predestined.  Bad stuff happens and things can turn extremely sour and unfortunate. But goodness does exist on this planet. It’s not going to fall into our laps – we have to make the goodness happen. We have to push through the arduous days a make better things come.

Be honest, give compliments, show compassion, hug everyone you encounter, smile at strangers, laugh if it’s funny, cry if it’s sad, leave if you’re unhappy, and move on if it’s destroying you from the inside out. Help others when they’re in need, be selfless, be selfish, make decisions on the fly.

Life doesn’t have to be gray and dull, life doesn’t have to be confusing. Go with it, see where it takes you, give everything up and embrace the life you’ve been handed. Choose new paths. Take new routes. Create original works of art and scenery. Write a book of madness and experience everything there is to possibly encounter in this life. Be a friend, be ridiculous, be weird and quirky, be wise and learn new information everyday. Be yourself and go where life leads you.

Not everything has to be so complicated. Keep it simple.

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12 Life Mistakes We All Make

Life isn’t easy and we all fall short in various ways in being who we’ve always wanted to be. Our lives will never be picture perfect scenes of joy, happiness, and a lack of issues. That’s just not the way the universe works for anyone in reality. Even though perfection should never be the goal, there are several simple mistakes that we make everyday that we can all change in order to live a better life:

1 – We assume we are all alone in our battles/struggles.

One of the most damaging thoughts to our personal wellness is the false belief that we are alone, that we are the only person on the planet with that particular issue. When we open up and share what’s going on, we find that others, maybe even those close by, are struggling, too.

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2 – We forget to enjoy the simple things in life.

It’s so simple, yet so difficult at times. Slow down, smell the flowers, notice the tiny details of life that often are overlooked and ignored. Be conscious about those beautiful moments like laughing with a friend, watching a child have fun, a bird bathing in a puddle, or a pet cuddling up next to your side.

3 – We neglect to be grateful.

Life isn’t perfect and at times it can be frustrating. However, most of us have decent lives that are far better and more free than the masses in other areas of the world. Always be grateful.

4 – We place money high on the list of importance.

Money helps, and yes, it’s necessary for this modern society. But it should never become the goal of life itself. Worrying too much about money will take precious time from other, more important aspects of life.

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5 – We get stuck in our daily routines.

Pretty soon with work, school, etc., we become robots living on auto-pilot. This makes life go by ten times faster, so it’s crucial to change things up from time to time. Try new hobbies, go to new places, and make new friends.

6 – We don’t treat ourselves kindly.

The harshest critics tend to be our own selves. You are important and deserve kindness, just like everyone else.

7 – We don’t make time for fun.

Fun isn’t just for children. Everyone needs a burst of fun everyday. It doesn’t have to be a huge event to satisfy your soul. Set aside 10 minutes for “fun” whether it’s watching a funny movie or playing a game.

8 – We can’t “see the forest for the trees.”

This is a common quote, but it’s the truth. We forget the purpose of life, the big picture, as we get caught up in the stress of everyday life. Don’t forget what matters most.

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9 – We fail to listen.

We fail to listen to others, our friends, the planet, and ourselves. Pay attention to what’s going on, ask questions, and observe.

10 – We don’t smile enough.

Jobs and school are mostly mundane affairs in which we feel we must complete each day, but it never hurts to sneak a smile into the boring days. Smile at anything that catches your eye. Smile for no reason at all.

11 – We care too much what others think.

No one in the universe is loved by all and free of judgement. We can’t control any thoughts going through a coworker or acquaintance’s mind. So simply, be yourself.

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12 – We fear.

We are afraid of everything – the unknown, the lack of plans, changes, not enough changes, etc. Life will happen in its own way whether we worry about it or not. Fear only holds us back.


Thanks for reading this post. Do you find yourself making any of these 12 mistakes in life? Have a great day 🙂 Be yourself, smile, and don’t fear a thing.

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