My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Simplify

I have gone to the same person for seven years to cut my hair. I love her and she knows much about my life! However, getting to her place has become more and more complicated often involving a cab ride and/or trying to coordinate with Steve or a friend. This week's appointment just didn't work with transportation. After having to cancel my appointment, I decided to walk over to a salon near my office. I was a little apprehensive but what is the worst thing that could happen - a bad haircut that would grow back in 6 weeks. I walked in and they were so friendly. She cut my hair and then as I went to pay she told me the first haircut is free. The walk back to my office took about two minutes especially when I told Cricket that she would be getting 'dinner' when we arrived! It became a nice brisk walk and I realized a way I could simplify what had become a challenging situation.

On the agenda today during a longer lunch hour is a pedicure with a friend. The yellow toes will be replaced with pink, I think. Hope you have a great day.

What ways do you simplify? 

7 comments:

karen (Mom) said...

I think your hair is very cute and looks easy to care for. I love the fact you got some curl from your dad. Love you

Lucent Imagery said...

Great decision. Simplify is one of my personal mottos. I make decisions based on the locations all the time. I've actually been thinking for some time of doing a post outlining some of the things I do to simplify. We have so much in common my dear friend. x

Myrna R. said...

You look cute.

I simplify by doing my own pedicures. I know it's a treat for most, but I hate them.

DG said...

I totally pick places based on proximity. I also get rid of things all the time, and Adam will ask "Where is my ____?" I reply, "It was gone in a burst of Fung shui."

cmom said...

this was amazing to me. miracles in the little things. the beauty of simplifying.the growth in risk. im raising the bar...or is that lowering the bar? :)

wendy said...

It always feels so good to "simplify"...I wish I could wear short hair...I'd like REAL short hair.
time for pink toenails indeed....it feels so good to have fancy feet

I read the story below as well. Very inspiring to see the things we are able to do for others in this life!!

rach said...

So cute, love the hair!
You have posed a significant question, as I sit here and ponder much longer than I should over my answer, the single thing that comes to mind besides taking a nap after my night shift is the lesson ideas for Family Home Evening in the back of The Friend...I don't have time or energy to do elaborate, well-crafted lessons for my attention-span-deficient children, so the idea prompts in the back of the magazine make my life simple (on Mondays at least) ;)