Simple and Sweet

One of the things I love about summer is simple eating. Strawberries. Blueberries. Watermelon. Simple and sweet. Fresh. Ripe. Delicious.

When I was in Amish country last week, I bought these beautiful strawberries at an Amish farm. They were wonderful. I didn’t eat dinner one night and just munched on these sweet strawberries. Yummy!

Simplicity is one of the things I love about the Amish. Their lives are simple. Slower-paced. Without email and texting and television, they can focus on each other, their work, their families. It’s a simpler way of life. I think that’s one of the attractions to their culture and one of the reasons for the popularity of Amish fiction. Simple and sweet. Although I love my life, love the opportunities my children have with all of their activities, love that I am blessed to be writing and publishing my stories, sometimes it’s all overwhelming. It’s busy. Going here. Going there. Go. Go. Go. There’s always something to do. It’s hard to find quiet moments to just be still and quiet and think. Simplicity is something I’d like to strive for in my own life. But not something easily achieved. What do you think? What do you think is the attraction to Amish fiction? Do you crave simplicity in your own life? What’s something you could delete to make life simpler?

2 thoughts on “Simple and Sweet

  1. Kameko

    Ah, simplicity in my life – that would be wonderful. I think that is my draw to the Amish fiction. They have the strength to live a simple life, a slower-paced life as you said. There are days that I could quickly give up all our modern technology for such a life – one that allows me to focus on God & family without all the outside distractions. But what one thing would I chose to delete to make my life simpler? Now that is indeed a hard question to answer & one I will ponder for awhile.

    Blessings to you!

    Beverly bgrider2[at]cox[dot]net

  2. Leanna Ellis

    Hi, Beverly! Thanks for stopping by. I think technology would be very hard for me to give up. I’d miss my friends on Facebook and being able to call my family that doesn’t live close. But then that’s something the Amish have–family living close. Then again, when my computer crashes or I drop and break my phone or anything else traumatic happens with my tech stuff, I’m ready to give it all up! Technology can be so wonderful and yet…not.

    One thing I wouldn’t miss–texting!

    Have a blessed day!


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