And…. It’s the May 2019 Calendar!
April showers bring May flowers… simple little yellow flowers! It’s hard to believe the 5th month of 2019 is upon us. I’ve been thinking a lot about what message I want to focus on next. Along with some spring cleaning and the thought of summer coming up, I came up with my next challenge:
KEEP IT SIMPLE
This is actually a challenge I’ve been working on for awhile now. Having Fibromyalgia, Lupus and recently Kidney Disease has forced me to simplify my life. My life has not always been that way though. I think I was born to do things “over the top” and think that was cool. The “old” me loved to let my inner Martha Stewart help me throw lavish parties, decorate my home to the 9’s, and gifts were almost more about the packaging than the actual gift!
I love listening to talks and podcasts daily and I recently heard one on spirituality and simplicity. It talked about the first and second great commandments found in Mathew 22 verses 35-40:
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. …
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
How simple is that? Just pure simple love. treating those around us (our neighbors) with love. It doesn’t have to come with fancy packaging or over the top gestures. We need to be careful not to think that more needs to be added to make things great.
The most joy comes from the simple things of life.
Let’s not complicate things with additional work, packaging, expectations, requirements, projects etc. Keep it simple. It is in that simplicity we can find the peace, joy, and happiness.
Another thing I’ve been doing to keep it simple is clear my life of clutter and unnecessary items in my home. I’ve loved filling up boxes of good items and giving it to charity. Furthermore, I’m finding it adds to a much more peaceful life.
I’ve even learned that you can throw a nice party and still keep it pretty simple! I’ve also have learned that a simple gift can mean more than a complicated one.
As a result, wouldn’t the world be much more awesome if we all just focused on LOVE and KINDNESS?!
Here’s the downloads for the May 2019 Calendar:
Have an awesome month filled with peace and love!