Why is it that I sit down to write this post with the topic of simplicity and struggle to find the right words? It’s about simplicity, therefore, it should be easy… right? I’m finding that’s not the case.
There’s too much in this world today for simplicity to simply just be. It seems to be more of this vague concept that people think is unattainable. We compromise simple things – like taking time to make good food or enjoy a walk – to keep pace with the flow of the world. Go, go, go. Work, work, work. Spend, spend, spend. That’s what the world says. Does it ever tell you to just enjoy, enjoy, enjoy? What about breath, breath, breath? I don’t think the world says those things, but life does if you really take the time to look and listen.
Simplicity can exist in a single flower or listening to your favorite song, but you have to get out of the fast flow of the world enough to really see it, to feel it, and breath it in. Simplicity is just there, it exists, but if you want more of it, you have to create it because this world doesn’t have room for that.
I don’t know about you, but I crave simplicity. I want more of it all the time. So much so that “simple soul” is tattooed to my wrist in my own handwriting. I believe God told me that I was His simple soul about five years ago, and the title still resonates with me today. I think simplicity looks different to everyone and the act of getting more or creating it for yourself will look different, too.
One of my favorite ways to “get more” is to wake up early and have some tea or coffee, go outside, see the sunrise, read the Bible, and talk to God. I also enjoy going out at night and star gazing. It’s in these two moments that I feel simplicity the greatest. It’s before the world really wakes up and after it goes to sleep. In those moments, I feel simplicity embody me, and I just don’t think you can beat that.
This dish was inspired by simplicity. I wanted to come up with something you could make quickly in the morning, so you could still have some time to breath before you started your day. I can’t even really call this a recipe because it’s so simple, but hey. It’s good. And pretty.
It’s strawberry season, so I thought I’d embrace that. Strawberries are definitely one of those foods that is only good while they’re in season. Okay, so it’s still nice to have a few out of season, but compared to having them at their peak, they’re totally blehhh. I wish you could have smelled the smells I did while taking these pictures. Between the fresh strawberries, sweet granola, and my sacred vanilla tea… OH.MY. It was heaven.
I hope you give this beautiful, simple breakfast a try even if you’ve had something just like it before. Really enjoy it, and embrace it’s simplicity. Comment below, rate the recipe, share it on social media! We’d love to get our blog going around. Let us know what you think!
- 4-5 oz of your favorite plain yogurt (I'm obsessed with Siggi's)
- ⅓ c of your favorite granola (I used a vanilla almond)
- 3 strawberries cut how you like
- Arrange everything in a bowl and enjoy it!