Our Simple Contentment page is a place where we share with you, all the everyday things that make us giggle and those things touch and expand our hearts. Andie wanted one for 2016, so here it is!
These are the things you can look back on when bigger things seem to capture or NEED your attention. Simple Contentment helps to bring you back to a sweet gratitude so that you can look forward to tomorrow…
Simple Contentment 7/28/2017
Two days ago I awoke feeling very crabby and cranky. Like I would clock someone in the face if they looked at me sideways or said the wrong thing. It’s a really shitty feeling. Worse than a hangover. But I didn’t say anything about it to Kimmie and just went about my day. All the while wanting to throw something breakable. The heat didn’t help either. Or the flies and mosquitoes.
Then, something shifted. I was sitting outside, with the mountains and horses to my right and cedar and juniper trees in front of me sipping a 32 ounce can of Miller High Life – the Champagne of Beers – I took a deep, cleansing breath and beheld the beauty all around me. And I shared with Kimm how crappy I had been feeling all day. Almost instantly the crabbiness vanished. I felt myself again. It was a combination of some sweet libation, the majestic mountains, and a soul sister to share with.
My advice? Open up to the people you love and let them know what’s going on, rather than stew in your fermenting emotions. And drink and 32 ounce can of Miller. You will be glad you did.
Simple Contentment 2/9/2017
Sitting outside with a beer and my BFF, Kimmie, as the wind begins to gust, sand blows in our drinks and eyes, but the sun is hot as blazes. Sweat collects under my sagging breasts, and the dogs jump on and off our laps. A peace comes over me, as we took a lovely walk earlier in the morning, and the mountains are full of sunlight. There is no more harmony in the world than in this place, this horse ranch, with the animals all around, cold beer in our tummies, but a smoldering sun. Eventually we come inside the casita where there is shade and a ceiling fan. More beer cools us off. This is simple contentment.