Growing up in the same place your whole life has its ups and downs. I would like to think more ups than downs.
I was raised in a small town (not so small anymore), by a humble family, and taught to keep to myself. We always did with what we had and made sure to value what was present in our lives. Looking back on my youth, I see the best kind of life. A simple one.
Living within your means and appreciating the little things. Now that is something you don’t see in this day and age. Instead, you see four year olds walking around with IPad’s and nine year olds that can teach you more about the worldwide web than you ever thought you could have learned since AOL Instant Messenger and Rodent’s Revenge on Windows. In case you are too young to know what these two ancient artifacts are…
Now that I’ve cleared that up, lets get back to the core of this apple. As I was saying, the more and more I live my life the more I know for certain life is about the little things! I learn to appreciate the littlest moments because I have found that those are the kind of memories that always come back to me the most. Sometimes the smallest of things can have the largest impact on a person.
I have to admit that as much as I am aware that a simple life is key to happiness (for me), I do get caught up in todays whirl of technology, selfishness, and demanding expectation of instant gratification. I always come back down to earth and see the big picture in the end. I try to find an anchor to keep me there. I have found that age, faith, and love have played a big impact on keeping me anchored.
It is a process but I am getting there.
Back to homegrown honey.
The Southern Gypsy by Kiley Thomas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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