Like so many other folks out there,
I've been desiring a 'simpler' life
There is even a magazine out there,
that is all about Living Simply
The novelty of this was something
I had hoped I would truly love in practice ~
Life here in Zhongshan,
is very simple
like, go to the market almost everyday to buy food for the day
kind of simple.
Life moves slower here,
I kinda love it
Yeah, even when my lights blow in my kitchen
and I can't figure how to change them
so we cook in the dark,
on my 2 burner cook top
Slow moving life
I think the kids are noticing....
Not a huge variety of 'stuff' to do to fill up our days,
no clubs, extra circular activities, anything
Just simple family time
They seem happy,
I could learn from them ~
Someone here said, "You can't be picky with friends here"
You have to make due with what you have.
Sisters becoming friends.
It's kinda wonderful to watch
The simple joy of finding chocolate at the local shoppe
and having just one before bed,
cuz you have to make them last
Western food isn't everywhere,
and it is on the more costly side.
But we savour every single bite,
yup we sure do!
Today I was so burnt out, and then I got invited to head out to a large Market with the other folks that 'serve' here. Getting out for some Mommy alone time, albeit to grocery shop, was ....... awesome. And sure enough I found myself coming home feeling so refreshed.
I found myself sitting back and watching my biggest teachers, my kids,
show me what I've been to tired to see.
Life is beautiful here.
I am so blessed to be here
Thanks kids ~