Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go back to the days when everything was not “push button” or automatically programmed? We watch shows on our push button televisions, like the old westerns, pioneer stories, of days when one had to get off the couch to change a channel on their radio or TV. Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have the entire family gather in a room on a Saturday night to listen to a story being told on the radio? Or to go out into a garden and gather the fruits of your labour, bring them into the house and cook a meal free of pesticides? How about an evening of playing a game instead of being glued to the TV or computer? Or taking a moment to have a cup of tea/drink with a friend, and talk about old times. Simple – no stress. And on and on…

Now, having said all that, am I ready to give up some of my modern conveniences? My washer, dryer, dishwasher, vacuum, computer, car? These things all come in handy to save me time – to give me more time to maybe enjoy some of the other simplistic things in life.

Bottom line – it is the balancing the past ways with the modern world we live in that can add a touch of simplicity to our lives. Maybe, instead of taking the car to the grocery store, which might be just a few blocks away, we walk. I do that occasionally: I put on my backpack and walk to the store – sometimes I bike – and I pick up a few groceries – enough to fit in the backpack. Not only do I not overspend, I get fresh air and exercise, I enjoy the beauty of nature, and I always feel better – less stressed. Just one example of how I sometimes simplify my life. Talk to me, dear FB friends – what moments of simplicity do you enjoy?

Have a wonderful day – your Writer on the Run is going to try and have some simplicity today, but it is going to be a busy day, so maybe this is my only moment of simplicity – writing my blog for you all to enjoy.

Written by : Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour

Canadian Author, Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, known as “Writer on the Run” in the writing world, has had quite a life’s journey to reach her dream of becoming a published author. To learn more about Mary and her journey click here.

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