Shelf Life & Simplicity

I think we all strive for more than temporary happiness, but I’m guilty for eagerly anticipating the weekends. Those are two days in which I can live by my own schedule and do whatever I please. That being said, I’m extremely grateful for our jobs and
on a deeper level, we should embrace each day for the gift it is.
This quote by Vikrmn conveys several points, not all agreed upon, but the larger meaning for me is to focus more on concrete happiness and to allow oneself to dream big – the photo was another gorgeous sunset from last week.

Work picassa 2015








Sometimes an ordinary event is most meaningful. The photo below was taken when I visited my daughter at her work. We’re grateful she is now employed full time after graduation and she’s enjoying it. This was a simple day surrounded by beauty.

lauren 1 edited BESTMay your “today” be blessed and every day following, and may you live in the simplicity of what makes you happy. ♥

 “The bigger the dream, the better the story.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich

Lauren Scott © 2015


17 thoughts on “Shelf Life & Simplicity

  1. Lauren, what a beautiful photo. Whilst I understand what Vikrim is getting at I must say I can’t agree with this quote. After a wonderful day in the Autumn sun spent with my family on the beach I know it will live with me for months ahead and much longer with the peace and joy resting quietly in my soul. Of course every day work etc is important but those weekends I would say are not synthetic. Just my opinion but following a magical day by the shimmering sea just wanted to comment.

    1. Thanks, Annika. I have many of those same days and weekends that I don’t consider synthetic, either. I was just looking at the bigger picture in the quote, which I liked. I do appreciate your feedback and wish you another magical day.

  2. Beautiful photo. I don’t totally agree with Vikrim. Life is made up of moments, and we need to enjoy each moment we can. We never know what will come next. Whether a weekend, or a lifetime, every moment counts. Hugs my friend.

    1. His examples of temporary happiness aren’t the best, nor the strongest, so I agree with you, Michelle; every moment counts! I edited my text because there are parts of the quote that popped out and resonated with me, mainly the argument of fake happiness vs. true happiness, and of course, following our dreams is paramount. Clearly, though, I should’ve continued quote shopping, but thanks so much for tweeting! 😀 Hugs back to you!

  3. Lauren, I don’t know what to think about the quote but wanted to say how thrilled I am to hear that your lovely daughter has found employment that she enjoys. She truly deserves it and so do you!

    1. The quote is becoming complex, Jean. 😀 Thanks SO much for your comment about my daughter’s job. It was a miracle with the timing for a “full time with benefits job” to materialize so soon after her graduation. We were all elated and thankful beyond words. Thanks again! ♥

    1. Thanks so much, Ian! Our daughter is lucky to have such a beautiful view and it’s amazing how many tourists come to see that bridge from all over the world when it’s in our backyard. 🙂

  4. I agree with him in a sense. There is much to be said about ‘earning one’s leisure’. It is kinda like the saying, without darkness, we would not know the importance of light. I always, always look forward to the weekends and the movies and the outings but doubly so when I have worked hard over the week and ‘earned’ my rest. It makes it all much more meaningful. 🙂

    1. I pretty much agree with all you said, which touched on every little aspect of the quote, and I appreciate the time taken to share your thoughts. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  5. I am so thrilled for your daughter, Lauren! I hope she is loving every second of it and learning lots! That is also a very interesting quote, I think both are important in life. Short term happiness and long term happiness, you just need to decide when to do what.

  6. Dear Lauren. Hi. First of all thank you for giving an amazing image to my quote (from Novel: “Guru with Guitar”). This Image infused life into this quote, though this quote is not widely accepted 🙂 I would like to thank every one for their views because I believe, “Every vision has its own Rainbow.” There are other 111 life changing quotes in this novel e.g. >> Own your Way, Your own way. >> You are born the day you find yourself. >> Be the master of your dreams, not a slave of your sorrows. >> Dreams you sow, Happiness shall you reap. >> Facing problems? Good. That’s cocoon stage. It makes the wings stronger you know. >> and more. My heartiest congratulations to you and your daughter for she got the job to fulfill her dreams. May you and your family be blessed with more you deserve and desire. Cheers. Vikrmn: (CA Vikram Verma) Author “10 Alone”.

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