Only our footprints on Barking Sands Beach for milesI was running by the beach the other day. It was a pretty busy Friday night at the beach. Folks playing beach volleyball, skateboarding, riding bikes. I really prefer there to be some activity. I enjoy dodging a little traffic while I run. But the thing that caught my attention was two guys tossing small bean bags at a slanted board. I looked this up on the internet and found two names for the game: bean bag toss and cornhole. I prefer to say “two guys were playing bean bag toss on the beach” to “two guys were playing cornhole on the beach”. The point and what made this stick with me, is that this is a very simple thing to plan and do, but it’s fun. I’ve played this before in Iowa with family and had a ton of fun.
In our busy lives we make sure to make time for big things… big adventures, big events, and vacations, but we forget to make time for the simple things. A full life should have plenty of time for the simple things!

Some favorite simple things:

  • Throwing a Frisbee
  • Going for a walk or a hike
  • Riding bikes
  • Playing fetch
  • Swimming in the ocean
  • Boggie boarding
  • Playing cards
  • Playing games
  • Watching a movie
  • Reading a book
  • A Picnic
  • BBQ
  • Watching a sunset
  • Playing catch
  • Playing board games
  • Talking with family and friends
  • Happy Hour

I’m sure I’m missing lots of great simple things… any ideas?

  1. Lying in a hammock.
    Looking up at the stars.
    Taking a hot bath.

  2. Reading to my kids.
    Drinking coffee in a quiet house, early in the morning. Aah:)
    Trying out my grandma’s recipe.

    • eric.rial says:

      Thanks. Love my morning coffee. Can’t wait for my first grandchild. That makes me think of another one (also on my bucket list):
      Rock a grandchild to sleep in my arms.

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