Tigerlilly Quinn: Simple things

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Simple things


'And all I wanted was the simple things. A simple kind of life' - No Doubt 'Simple Kind of Life'

When I was younger the thought of having a 'simple life' used to terrify me. I wanted my life to be extraordinary, I wanted to prove myself to be someone and something worthwhile. 

Now I'm older I realise that the 'simple things' I have in my life are the things that make my life worthwhile and to me extraordinary. I know just how lucky I am to have a family that I love more than anything and to feel secure in my life and their love. How amazing it is that I am able to take for granted a coffee trip on a Saturday morning and being able to do things like buy my son a new bedspread in a sale that took my fancy. They sound like nothing to write home about, walking on a wall, stroking a neighbours friendly kitten, playing chase and a slice cake of in a cafe but they are the little things that make me sigh with happiness.

Joining in with the ever lovely Katie and her 'ordinary moments' linky 


8 comments:

Natalie butcher said...

Love this. A simple way of life is something amazing isn't it. I'm trying to downsize the complex factors to go after my dream of a simple life. Watching my children grow is the most amazing blessing, simply watching them eat breakfast, sweet conversations, some people don't appreciate those little things, but I'm extremely lucky to have those simple lovely things in life. :)

Lovely post x

mummydaddyme said...

Ah this is so lovely Fritha and I completely agree with you. I was exactly the same as you, when I was in my late teens/early 20s I wanted my life to be a non stop adventure, I wanted the best and most glamorous career and I wanted to travel constantly. Now I am happiest when I am at home with my little family- becoming a parent definitely makes you realise that the simple things are the most important. You have the cutest family- Wilf is just absolutely adorable.x

Cariemay said...

The simple life is definitely the best. I've definitely found that my dreams and ambitions have adjusted since Kitty arrived - not least in the decisions to add Elma and soon to be baby 3 into the mix!!

meg pitts said...

I love how you worded your thoughts on simplicity! Love these photos! P.S. found ya through the Ordinary Moments linkup!

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Meg and welcome! x

fritha strickland said...

your kiddos have the best names! x

fritha strickland said...

ah thanks Katie and yes I totally agree, when I think about a scenario where where we didn't have Wilf yet it just feels like life would be do dull without him. He's also what gives me the motivation to get out the house even if it's just for a walk. There's nothing like a bored kid to make you make the most of your day! x

fritha strickland said...

yes! I get the most pleasure out of things like watching him enjoy a meal or be engrossed in a book. It's wonderful! x

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