Keep it Simple

by Kathy Ruff

I read an entry in today’s Forward Day-By-Day publication that jump-started my thoughts. The blurb focused on love. My addition is to keep it simple.
Isn’t it strange how we unwittingly complicate our lives? People have differing viewpoints, even within the church, about what is proper, right, best, more important, unnecessary, etc. Life sometimes seems as if it’s “my interpretation versus theirs.”
Can you imagine sharing love with everyone, every moment of the day? Whether that means extending an act of kindness, showing respect, listening wholeheartedly, having compassion or speaking up for social injustice, sharing love is something every one of us can do easily and frequently by what actions we take (or don’t take).
The Beatles’ song, “All We Need is Love,” says in part: “There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known, nothing you can see that isn’t shown; there’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. It’s easy.
It really is easy. I know sharing love makes me feel good. I smile. I gain a sense of being a part of a larger, loving community. Sharing love brings a special peace and simplicity to my life. It really isn’t hard.
Today I will try to keep it simple and share love.
This picture is from a picnic where the Tamaqua Street Machines Association made Smores over a campfire, simplicity at its finest.

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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