I just thought I’d write little piece as I lay here on the sand at a nearby beach.
(Hold that thought! A unleashed dog just ran past!)
Pant pant pant – and that’s just me! *Slightly freaking out*
Ok… I think I can continue… Now where was I? Oh yes… The simple things!
I know that I have a tendency to sweat the small stuff, let my thoughts get the better of me, be happy one minute and anxious about something the next. But it’s times like these when I’m laying at my favourite place (any quiet beach) or taking a stroll in a park surrounded by trees with lush foliage, that I feel the most grounded. I get redirected back to the present moment and my mind calms. This activity isn’t hard to come by or expensive. You don’t need to book it in and wait weeks or months for it. It’s free. It’s accessible to all of us… It’s simple and can do wonders for yourself.
I think sometimes we forget about the simple things. Once upon a time I wasn’t even allowed to access them! Yep… A overbearing controlling ex partner wouldn’t even allow me to head to the beach without him or wear skimpy bikinis. To choose not to enjoy the simple things in life and appreciate them and what they provide robs the soul, but to prevent another by taking away their freedom to do so is just shameful.
I am so appreciative of my now freedom, which I enjoy while in a beautiful relationship with a wonderful man.
I just wanted I write this story to remind everyone that we need to make the most of our days, enjoy all the beautiful things in life, especially the simple things. And if someone is holding you back, recognise it so you can change it! And to anyone that is holding someone back, please don’t. They will love you endlessly for it.

Posted by ritareet, 12th January 2015

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  • The simple things in life that don’t cost money are the best! Wishing you all the best!


  • Ahhh the beach!! the times when I need some time out, I sit back, close my eyes and think I am on the beach. Nice sunny day, lovely steady waves crashing on the shore. The sand glistening in the sun. With a nice cool breeze blowing =)


  • Thank you for that reminder. My daughter lives right on the beach. I might make the most of life times 2 tomorrow…..visit my daughter AND head to the beach with her. Taking the time to enjoy the little things


  • nice story


  • It is a wonderful feeling! Almost childlike without a care in the world. Even adults should learn to stop & smell the roses!

    • Absolutely! I agree; as time passes to quickly!


  • What a lovely story, it’s wonderful to hear when people are happy with life. So very glad life has become relaxed and happy and free for you.
    The simple things are often the best.
    Wishing you future happiness.
    LOVE AND LIGHT cherz.


  • I agree; I love the simple thing of getting away from it all and turning off all technology; freedom from distractions and interruptions; I always choose a holiday location which does not get mobile reception or WiFi. We have to be present in the moment.


  • It is the simple things, like watching the clouds or reading a good book.


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