Simple Times, Simple Man


I remember when life wasn’t so complicated. There were less choices and we weren’t any less happy. Today we live in a culture that emanates “more is better” and “me first”. This fast-paced environment often places unhealthy pressure and stress and the helpless feeling of not feeling you can count on your “neighbor”. Ironically, the more we have leaves our children suffering and lacking very important life skills such as creativity, adaptability, problem solving, social skills and resilience. The adults are suffering as well as many don’t feel a sense of true community, support and often feel lonely. I say bring back the simple times. As a matter of fact I find myself longing for those days now. I sometimes stop and think it is sad to think of raising my children in such a fast paced world. That is why during the summer I cherish the times at our beach in the lake community that we live in where we spend late nights after everyone has left the beach. I try and cook and bake each day so that we eat our lunch and dinner there. We get to have down time, family time, be with nature and get to watch the sunset each evening. I crave more of these simple times.

I think about these simple times more and more lately. I’ve even told my son’s that whoever is the first to get married that I want to dance to the song, “Simple Man” by Lynard Skynard.

Simple Man lyrics
Songwriters: Van Zant, Ron; Rossington, Gary;

Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it’ll help you some sunny day

Oh, take your time don’t live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
Go find a woman you’ll find love
And don’t forget son there is someone up above

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me son if you can?

Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me son if you can? Oh yes, I will

Boy, don’t you worry you’ll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me son if you can?

Baby be a simple, be a simple man
Be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man

© DUCHESS MUSIC CORPORATION; LONGITUDE MUSIC CO.;

Are you too craving simple times?

Copyrighted 2011: danadogooder and DMT

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About danadogooder

Happily married for 20 years except when he is pissing me off! ' Mommy of 3 boys, a yellow female lab named Curious, 2 kitties Trouble and Kornelia, and bird and fish! Yes, we have a Zoo! Love to cook, entertain, and travel. I give new meaning to, "You can't fight city hall" Cause I fought worse, "Yes, The Board of Ed! " I live in a houseful of ADHD, Dyslexia, Auditory Processing, Sensory Integration and Allergies!!! I love being a Mom, to have fun and am always joking around! My job titles are: Wife, Mommy, Advocate, Friend, Maid, Cook, Self Employed Business Owner among many others!
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One Response to Simple Times, Simple Man

  1. I think as long as the example that you’re living is to take life, one moment at a time; don’t worry about the future, don’t regret the past, just be here now, they’ll get the message that life is meant to be savored. And if they should ever find themselves on the fast track, they’ll know how to jump off, take a break, and breathe in the sweet smell of living simply.

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