Life – KISS

12 Oct

We have all heard of KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid but I want to rephrase it to Keep It Simple and Straightforward.

I’m a fan of simple and simplicity. When I tackle a project, I don’t think I’m done until I’ve found the simplest way to look at it.  I think of simplicity as a process.  You can’t always start there, but you can find it or create more of it as you go.  I also think of simplicity as a by-product.  It happens when I find the elegant path or the simple truth.  Sometimes I see simplicity as a means to an end — where the end is a simpler understanding or a simpler result or a simpler way to share. Sometimes I have to look backward to find simplicity — I can’t always find simple up front, but sometimes when I look back, it was there all along, either hidden among the chaos, or I just didn’t have the right outlook.

The most important thing I’ve learned about simplicity is that simplicity wins in the long run.  Simple is stickier than complexity, and it survives.  I think nature teaches us that, and we learn it time and again in work and in life. Life is simple, it’s our human desire that complicates it.

Jesus was the prefect example of living the simple life. He lived in humility, cared for everyone, and walked a path of sincere love for all mankind. He set the example of how we are to live our life on a daily basis. Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus – look to Him as your example in selfless humility. Philippians 2:5

There is no secret to living a simple life, it is a choice you make every morning when you wake up. Wake up happy, determined to be happy with every point of your day. Search for the good in things rather than lamenting the negative. Believe it or not, there is something good in everything we face in our daily walk. Thank God for the blessings He gives you daily and share those blessings with everyone that crosses your path throughout the day.

Love others as you love yourself. This simple statement will open your world to more joy and happiness than any other you will come across. Treating others with the same respect you wish to have makes life so much more easier to live. Lifting others up fills both you and them with unequivocal joy, plus it encourages them to share this joy with others.

Life is as simple as we make it and as hard as we choose. After all, it comes down to choice, buy if you keep it straightforward and full of love you will be happy beyond your expectations. A joy shared is a light in someone’s world that multiplies to everyone it touches. I choose a simple life serving others as I serve God. It keeps a song in my heart and a smile on my face.

What about you, how do you look at life today? Is there anyway I can be of help to you?

Keep it simple and straightforward – that’s what life is supposed to be!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love,

Ed

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