I lead a simple life.

A gloriously simple life.

I go to work, take care of what tasks need to be taken care of, and come home.

Or not.

Sometimes I hit a couple of thrift stores. At times I stop by a local establishment for a drink and a bite to eat.

Or not.

The decisions are made at a moments notice. And even if a decision has been made, it can be changed at that same moments notice.

This simple life has not always been what I had. There have been too many times in the years since my last divorce when I have lived with the thought of, “What’s the worst that could happen?”

Or worse yet, with no other thought than the here and now. Immediate gratification. And though you might think that that is exactly what I am doing now, I assure you that it isn’t.

I have a simple life, but I also have the ability to pay attention. Pay attention to me. To what I am thinking. To what I believe.

And that is all I have ever really wanted.