Life is busy. No newsflash there. We all are blasted with the noise of life – jobs, meetings, emails, tweets, Facebook posts, newscasts and on and on. Instead of allowing our busyness to increase we should all be learning how to slow things down. Many of us are feeling burned out, and have become unhappy with the stresses we feel because we have never learned how to slow life down and stop to smell the roses as the cliche’ would have it. And you know what? We are teaching our children to live the same kind of stress-filled lifestyle!

Click the little Play button below to hear an important music message in the motivational childrens song, Simplest Things, written by Modern Day Mastery co-founder, Rick Beneteau, and Larry Thompson in 1991. And by all means, play this inspirational kids song for your children or grandchildren!

Simplest Things

The simplest things can bring you pleasures
The smallest things are the biggest treasures
Hugs or a kiss or a laugh or a smile
The simplest things make life worthwhile

Searching for pennies lying on the street
Or bottlecaps shining beneath your feet
The last licorice at the candystore
Wakin’ up Saturday when there’s no chores

A fistful of cards on Valentine’s Day
Ordering burgers made up just your way
Skippin’ smooth stones on a sandy beach
A two-scoop cone, rocky road and peach

The simplest things can bring you pleasures
The smallest things are the biggest treasures
Hugs or a kiss or a laugh or a smile
The simplest things make life worthwhile

Helping your grandpa fix the toaster
Takin’ a spin in your brother’s roadster
Goin’ to the office one day with dad
Huggin’ your mom when her day was bad

A drive-in horror show – what a fright!
Sneakin’ into bed with mom and dad that night
Dreamin’ of the new kid next door you’ll meet
Searching for pennies lying on the street

The simplest things can bring you pleasures
The smallest things are the biggest treasures
Hugs or a kiss or a laugh or a smile
The simplest things make life worthwhile

The simplest things can bring you pleasures
The smallest things are the biggest treasures
Give me a hug and I’ll give you a smile
The simplest things make life worthwhile
These are the things that make life worthwhile

© 1991 Rick Beneteau/Larry Thompson
Lauric Songs BMI

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