There’s a beauty in simplicity

When we’re content with all our blessings,

And to appreciate their intrinsic value

That can teach us many lessons.

We should never be ashamed

To live a simple and humble life,

When we’re thrifty yet considerate

But where our burdens are kept light.

It’s to put our loved ones first

Rather than to impress those who don’t care;

It’s to shift our mindset from selfish ways

And from entanglements and tares.

As society keeps changing

With all technological advances,

There’s no need to increase our desires

Where covetousness most times this enhances.

There’s no need to desire what others do

Or to follow the peer pressure,

Since the spiritually blind will lead the blind

With consequences beyond measure.

There’s no need to maintain an image

Where our name can be lifted up,

Since our ego and our prideful ways

Most times will never be enough.

Since the carnal nature is never satisfied

And it simply never will be,

Unless it appreciates the beauty of basics

Where with a simple heart it sees.

Let’s inspire one another

To appreciate the beauty in simplicity,

Where we halt to absorb the smell of a rose

And where God’s creation we clearly see.

It’s an opportune time as well

To discover the wonders of natural aids,

And their effective use in health and beauty

With an authenticity that will stay.

When we’re content with all we have

There’s no need for competition,

Since when we’re happy we’re happy to give

As we’re on a special mission.

It’s the attitude of the heart

That will lead us back to basics,

As we stop to focus on important issues

Rather than caught up in this matrix.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all this is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17

“that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business..” 1 Thessalonians 4:11

“For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18