Mr Chiots and I really appreciate the simple things in life. We have tried hard to simplify and get back to the basics, and the celebration of special events is no different. Birthdays go by as any other day, no gifts or anything out of the ordinary except for maybe a “happy birthday” uttered in the morning. We are big believers that you should make the most of every day and moment and not relegate celebrating to one special occasion. Thus our celebration of 16 years of marriage yesterday was simple. We both worked outside until around 7pm and then enjoyed a simple meal. A salad harvested from the garden topped with homemade meyer lemon vinaigrette paired with scallops I picked up a few hours earlier at the farmers market.
After dinner we went out and closed up all the birds, checked on the pigs, watered a few things in the garden and then settled in for an evening of reading and writing. It was simple and just the way we like our evenings to be; is there any better way to celebrate life than by living life? I think not! Far too often we are too busy worrying about the next big event or celebration and we miss the moments that happen each day. These moments, even if they are simply doing chores together, are the moments that make up our lives. There is great value in these moments, don’t let them slip away!
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