The Rich Abundance of Simplicity

It had rained in the night, and the playground was wet yesterday morning.  I had kept bags of raked leaves from the fall, for this exact sort of moment.  I emptied a bag, so the children and I could rake a path of leaves from the gate to the door.  When I emptied  the other bags of sweet and fragrant leaves to be spread into their play-space, the children greeted this addition like I had given them mounds of gold!  They rushed for the rakes; they worked and played, laughing and jumping, raking and tumbling until they dropped, exhausted and giggly in Rebecca’s and my arms! 

Indoors today, a royal gathering was held.  Kings and Queens gathered to plan the affairs of state, and to share a banquet feast.

When we adults can give ourselves so fully to the joy of the moment, we will have become rich in our simplicity!


  1. Posted February 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I love both these ideas!

  2. Posted March 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    So delightful. this thing called play, cheers from New Zealand, Marie

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