Living the Simple Life

True beauty is found in Creation.

The Beauty of Simplicity

Living the Simple Life with Stupidity

A comedian, Ron White, says, “You can’t fix stupid.” So the people choose to not learn from their mistakes, and the cycle of stupidity continues. Forrest Gump mentions, “Stupid is what stupid does,” so the people and their actions represent their behavior. The following tale shares the story of one wise woman who was inflicted with her own stupidity and declares, “You can fix stupid.”

Meet the Simpletons

The Simpletons are simple folk and as folklore has it these two have pulled off some foolish antics in the past. While most of their shenanigans were all in good fun while entertaining their friends, it was their drunken antics that brought them down. For years the Mr. was the life of the party and his stories will be shared amongst friends for years to come. While the Mrs. enjoyed the fun so much she never wanted the fun to end. The two preferred to live the simple life, which included to work hard and play even harder.

Mr. and Mrs. Simpleton

The Mrs. Living the Simple Life

When life was happening around them the Mrs. lacked the necessary coping skills to deal with her simple life. Eventually her stupidity caught up with her and she committed the most stupid, heinous act. Then the Mrs. decided, “Yes, you can fix stupid,” she grabbed the bull by the horns and chose to learn from her mistake. She decided to put her foolish ways aside, evaluate her life, explore her character and make significant lifestyle changes which would impact how she would do life.

What she learned was it wasn’t so much about the alcohol but how she chose to deal with life. So once she learned to get her life in check the alcohol problem dissolved on its own. A wise man, PJ O’Rourke, coined the phrase, “Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.” Reflecting on these wise words the Mrs. was able to identify the source of her problem, being her.

The Mr. Living the Simple Life

Now the Mr. being a man had his own struggles. The Mrs. decided not to make demands on her husband, but solely focus on herself. The Mr. was extremely supportive of his wife and encouraged her as she struggled with her own problems. He made it possible for her to enjoy the simple life and she realized the hard work from his past dictated his own behaviors. But the Mr. was a hard learner and being the good wife she decided it best he learns through his mistakes. And when it was his turn to falter, being the Simp he is he chose to embrace his wife’s lifestyle. Together the two stumbled, at times fought, but their marriage flourished with their new way of life.

Simpleton, the biblical term.

For both Mr. and Mrs. it was not that they lacked intelligence or were they considered gullible, but at times they were very foolish as they indulged in their alcohol induced lifestyle. In the Bible the term “Simpleton” refers to a person who lacks wisdom from God. And the lifestyle the two chose to embrace was not pleasing to God. While they do miss the party lifestyle, they knew the lifestyle was not sustainable.

After the Mrs. chose to deal with her past, together the two had deep discussions about what prompted their behavior and decided to make the necessary changes to have a healthier tomorrow. Mr. Simpleton took her hand and together they ran towards their future not looking back. It seemed their simple life wasn’t simple enough. The Mrs. determined all she needed was to embrace her spirituality and practice gratitude. Living the simple life is amazing if we listen to the wise words of Kelly Johnson, “Keep it simple, stupid.”

Eleven ways to embrace simplicity in life.

“Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.”

Proverbs 14:18 NLT

As an imperfect human my growth has been spurred on by a life catastrophe, because I chose to ignore my struggles. Instead of choosing to look inward and identify the source of the problem, which was ME, I placed blame on the society around me. The end result was to numb my discomfort and quell my anxieties with that one glass of wine. By the grace of God I was able to seek forgiveness and unearth my flaws. Through sharing with others I was able to accept my flawed self and learn I did not need to suffer alone. The result peace, from a loving God, not the spirit in the bottle.

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