The Week In More Than Seven Photos

As I’ve been wandering around this week my thoughts have drifted back to my journey over the last two decades to simplify life and the simple truth of the matter is that life often likes to make itself very difficult to simplify. One would think after the years of work and a blog dedicated to…

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The Simple Joy Of A Spring Day

A leisurely stroll at the park A moment of reflection. Lunch with friends at your favorite picnic table. Create a ripple of joy. Unravel the hidden layers of beauty in nature.

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Treasure The Little Things

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

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Small Town Holiday Joy

Sometimes it is the simple things of the holidays that offer an opportunity to escape from the harsh realities of the world and allow us, for a few hours, to envision a world surrounded by peace and joy.  Strolling the beautifully lit Main Street of Milford, MI during their Christmas Open House, the air was…

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An Introvert’s Weekend Getaway

The stars have aligned this weekend for an introvert’s perfect weekend reading getaway. Notre Dame, Michigan and Peyton Manning have the weekend off, rainy weather is expected all day and the books M Train and Just Kids, by Patti Smith, are waiting on a table by the fireplace. Surprisingly, an introvert’s perfect weekend is not…

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Fall Is In The Air

Fall is in the air and the chance to enjoy the beauty of the season each day becomes a little more challenging as the daylight hours fade away earlier and our Michigan weather fluctuates between blue skies, heavy clouds, rain and the surprising first snow flakes of the season last weekend.  If the skeletons, scarecrows,…

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Fall Colors and the Leaves Falling Down

The gorgeous display of fall colors has arrived and blanketed the State of Michigan in beautiful hues of orange, yellow and red.  Throughout the state there is still time for a fall drive down a favorite county road to discover what colorful display may greet you around the next bend while listening to Van Morrison.…

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Precious Time Alone

What is it about the sight of a solitary leaf, an individual chair, an empty pier and a lone fisherman and sailor that brings such a feeling of admiration at the beauty and quiet strength of being at peace with yourself when you are alone and away from the noise of the world.   A…

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Celebrate Life’s Moments

Sometimes all it takes is a shared smile, a bench to share with someone special, simple joys of the season and the beauty of fall to remind us to celebrate life’s moments.

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