Have you been so busy you’ve forgotten to enjoy the simple things in life? Or, you’ve set aside something you love to do in order to finish your current project?

I confess.

I have.

2013 has been a crazy year for me. One of mega stress and migraines. A colossal combination. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been total gloom and doom and I’ve learned a lot about myself. That’s always a good thing.

I know now I need to pace my work, writing, hobbies, etc. better. If I don’t, the stress will build and the migraines will come.

Craft Collage

(Designs by Jamie Mills-Price)

One of my favorite things to do is tole painting. So, recently I put aside everything else and picked up my paintbrush! Guess what?

It made me smile.

I’d forgotten how much I love to create a scene on wood. It’s also my place of serenity. Helps calm me. I realized this was the first time in 2013 I’ve painted. Shame on me!

When we forget to do the things we love, I believe we lose a part of ourselves.

Let’s make time to do the simple things.

What do you love to do? Do you take time to indulge or do you constantly leave it for “tomorrow”? Share with us!

From time to time I will be adding a post to my new “Calming Crafts” blog. How about you join me? Pull out your knitting needles, half-finished cross-stitch, etc. and tell me your story! If you’re interested in doing a guest craft blog for me, let me know.

Simple Things by Amy Grant

As soon as I figured out what I would call this blog, I immediately thought of Amy’s song. It fits. Enjoy!

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