A Simple Life

The theme of the day yesterday was simplifying.  Loved it.  SO what I have been needing in my life lately.

First, I ordered this book, which I can’t wait to read:

This is supposed to be a book with very simplistic, but deep, messages on running and life and the mind body connection.  Stay tuned for a complete report when I’m done reading it!

Then someone sent me a you tube video to Shinedown’s “A Simple Man”.  (I can’t figure out how to embed youtube image here; but you should find it – the acoustic version that was sent to me is AWESOME!  You can find it by going to you tube and it is: Shinedown Simple Man – in my house) Ever hear it?  Ever listen to the words?  I realized when I heard it, that I had heard it before.    But I hadn’t really listened to the words.  (Does that make sense?)  I LOVE them.   Since you are dying to know them without having to google them, here you go, with the words I love in bold:

My mama told me when I was young
Said sit beside me my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it’ll help you some sunny day
Oh, yeah it will

Oh, take your time, don’t live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You’ll find a woman and you’ll find love
And don’t forget that there is a someone up above

And be a simple kind of man
And be something you’ll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me son if you can?
Then you can

Don’t get your lust from the rich man’s gold
All that you need now is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
And be something you’ll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me son if you can?
If you can

Oh, don’t you worry, you’ll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you’ll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me son if you can?
So baby be a simple, be a simple man
Oh, won’t you do this for me son if you can?

And the last thing I did to simplify is something that has been needing to be done for a long time.  Essentially pushing things that are no longer good for me away.  And, truthfully, I feel very free and simple now that that is done.  Love it.

SO – all of this was on my mind this morning when I did a simple kind of run.  8 miles.  Easy pace.  No worries or stress.  Just being so thankful for the morning, my running, the fact that the kids are with me this week and more. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “A Simple Life

  1. KP

    Shinedown’s cover of that song is pretty good, still not better than Lynyrd Skynyrd’s original.

    Also interested to see what you think of the book.

  2. Mint

    Can’t wait to hear your review of that book! Glad all is moving forward nicely for you. Yeah, LS’s version is pretty awesome (haven’t heard Shinedown). Remind me to tell you the story about when Jakey won an autographed guitar by Shinedown though…. 🙂

    1. Hey! How can YOU embed in my blog and I can’t even figure out how to do this?? Tell me how!

      Now hearing this, I’ve heard it before. But I just loved the acoustic version that I listened to last night. And I love love love the words.

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