Frey Freyday – Simplify

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

simplify-[sim-pluh-fahy] – to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Jim Rohn
Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau

Word To Live By:

Simplify – don’t overthink it, look for the least resistance, many of the best things in life are simple….

Many times we over complicate things when they are actually simple – or we think that the “right” solution only comes in a complicated solution.

Often the best solution is a simple one, regardless if we accept it or not.
Life, projects, work and other things can be broken down into simpler chunks – if you have a large task that seems overwhelming, just break it down into simple steps and keep it simple sweetheart.
Enjoying Simple things in life can help us be more mindful, grateful and happy. If we eat a good treat or meal and savor each bite in a mindful way, we can enjoy the moment, really relish the taste (rather than gobble it down in minutes), and we can really appreciate the meal and the moment.
We spend our lives chasing all of these complex, complicated things and ‘toys’, often the best are the simplest.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes
intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from…

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