A Wish For My Children: May We Live Simply

Mother’s Day at Lake Tahoe, CA: A wish for my children

 May you live simply.

May you remember the basics.

May you resist the urge to overcomplicate life.

Simply breathe and move

and speak with care,

offering all the good you hold in your heart.

And then let go,

in love,

with faith and an open hand.

Let life bloom in its own sweet way.

And trust that

all will be well.

~ C. C.

 

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Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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11 thoughts on “A Wish For My Children: May We Live Simply

  1. The thing about “Simplicity” is that it is hugley POWERFUL.

    Lovely Post. Xx
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    1. Isn’t it, though? I wonder why simplicity is such a complicated concept…for me, it takes sometimes stepping back, taking a deep breath, and remembering why I’m here. I know you understand this all to well, my friend. Thanks for letting me know! -Jennifer

  2. Beautiful!!! I think this is the best wish we can have for our children.
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    1. Kathy, I couldn’t agree more. Sometimes it’s hard to remember, but it truly is a great gift we can teach them. Thanks for commenting today! -Jennifer

  3. Sara says:

    I LOVE this, Jennifer! Thanks for posting this reminder! It really is the mantra that plays over and over in my head…. xo

    1. Sara, we certainly do agree on this! As my children get older and older, and our time together under one roof shrinks, I realize how important the little things really are. Thanks for stopping by today! -Jennifer

  4. Lindsey says:

    Oh, yes. So, so true. xo

    1. You live this quote with your children, Lindsey. I see it in your writing every day.

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