It’s no secret that I love a good chick flick. In one of my all-time favorites, The Holiday, Cameron Diaz’s character looks at Jude Law’s character and says, “I’m just not sure I can handle complicated right now.”
Later, she kicks herself for saying that to him, because let’s be realistic, smart, single, attractive men don’t grow on trees. Especially ones with British accents who look this handsome:
“I’m just not sure I can handle complicated right now.”
Yes, she’s talking about relationships, but really, in life, when is anyone actively looking to handle complicated?!
We might not be looking for complicated, but it’s amazing, how quickly we can cultivate it. I’m in a season of life of traveling, events, and life changes that is far from simple. We have been out of town every weekend since April 27th. My heart is longing for simple.
Last night for dinner, we simplified–we picked up fresh pasta and tomato sauce from Whole Foods, threw in a baguette, tossed an arugula salad and we were good to go! Simple, but SO delicious!
Maybe it’s just me, but sometimes, something as easy as figuring out dinner can be as complicated as determining the seating chart for a 300 person wedding. I make it so much more difficult than it needs to be. When often, the most basic meals are the best.
Why not simplify?
In a world of never ending to-do lists, I think we could all use a little simplicity.
Several years ago, I wrote a blog post for Changing Seasons on simplifying. Here is just a snippet:
My desire for 2010 is to apply this small word to my surroundings, schedule, relationships, emotions, and faith. One word with multiple implications—pretty simple, huh?