Serendipitous simplicity

I know—that’s a mouthful—maybe not the best introduction to this quick post (yes, another one) about living a simple life, but it’s so meaningful, I had to tell you.

A few days ago, I had a final draft ready of this essay: My aha! moment. The gift of a simple life. I scheduled it to post to my website on Thursday, April 12.

Later that day, I got a link to my writer friend’s essay in my Facebook newsfeed: Living a frugal life doesn’t mean I’m not rich.*

Then I got a comment on my essay from another writer which lead me to this: Cherish the little things.

Then, the next day, Friday, April 13th, this in my email inbox: Slower and quieter.

Huh? What’s going on?

It’s serendipity. The synchronicity of the universe. Or a weird coincident. Whatever it is, it’s worth noting.

I wondered if the universe was counteracting the unlucky Friday the 13th vibes?

The “Slower and quieter” writer suggested that perhaps every Friday the 13th should be a “Simple Life” day.

Brilliant! I’m in!

The next Friday the 13th falls in July (which also happened to be my dad’s 86th birthday and my brother-in-law’s something something birthday.)

I’m going to declare it “Simple Life Day.”

If your life isn’t simple, by preference or default, that will be a day to remember to build in and relish at least a few quiet, simple moments.

I’ll remind you in advance. And maybe the universe will, too.

*If you like this essay by Rose Mary, you can clap for her—up to 50 claps!— by clicking on the clapping hands icon.

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  • An emerging writer in upstate, NY, Karen DeBonis tells her story on her website, in publications like the NY Times, (a Tiny Love Story), in her “Become Emboldened” projects, and elsewhere. "Portrait of a People-Pleaser and the Son Who Paid the Price", Karen’s transformational memoir about a woman’s quest for authenticity and the courage to speak her truth, is currently available for representation.

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  1. RoseMary Griffith on April 19, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    I love when so many things fall into our lives at the exact moment, Karen. For me, the last week has been full of stop eating sugar moments. I don’t eat much bad food in the first place, but getting 4 warnings from unrelated sources is sure making me pay closer attention to my diet!

    • Karen DeBonis on April 25, 2018 at 9:22 AM

      Oh dear! Rose Mary – I just found several comments of yours in my WordPress spam bucket! (Which I didn’t even know existed.) I hope that isn’t supposed to be some kind of warning. LOL. Managing comments (on any website I set up, apparently) is anything but simple, but that’s the era in which we live. Thanks for trying and thanks for your thoughts.

  2. RoseMary Griffith on April 25, 2018 at 11:59 AM

    Glad you found “me” so you didn’t think I was ignoring you!

  3. Karen DeBonis on April 25, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Not at all! I’m glad I found you so you didn’t think I was ignoring you!

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