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To celebrate a simple life

It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life
-Bilbo Baggins

When you log into social media and you see everybody flexing

New nails, new cars, new homes, new stocks…
Flex, flex, flex

Everybody just trying to level up, stressing when they can’t keep up, Anxious because they haven’t gained anything to flex on lately

They don’t seem to realise that simply going for a walk in nature or picking up a book and sitting in the garden is very pleasurable, They miss out on the simple things, they miss out on the moments because they are chasing moments instead of living them…

Celebrate a simple life
Its a happy life

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Nice Things

You can’t have nice things, can you…

Is what many people say when something gets damaged, It was also what my Uncle said to me yesterday when he noticed a mark on my car…

It reminded me of a quote from Seneca

“Remember that all we have is “on loan” from Fortune, which can reclaim it without our permission—indeed, without even advance notice. Thus, we should love all our dear ones, but always with the thought that we have no promise that we may keep them forever—nay, no promise even that we may keep them for long.”

It’s not that we can’t have nice things,

We can

But they aren’t ours, and they aren’t guaranteed to stay nice forever either.

Many things happen in life, Nice things can get stolen, broken, lost, die…

One day we will have to return them or we will have to be returned.

Enjoy the things whilst you have them but expect them to return, damaged etc.

Then if and when it happens you will be ready and the pain will be less.