Live Simple and Enjoy the Simple!

A Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog


Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

Have you ever paused to watch the flight of a bird?

Have you ever caught a snowflake on your tongue?

How about jumping off a dock into a lake during a warm sunny day?

You see none of these things costs any money, and none are overly complicated. I think we all spend too much time complicating life.  Life would be so much more fun if we could just pause once in awhile and enjoy the simple things in life, because they truly are the best things in life…

For example, I can remember my heart beating when I held my first girlfriend’s hand. I still feel the warmth and camaraderie  when I think back to the days of throwing the ball around with my old neighborhood friends. I also fondly remember my mother’s Thanksgiving dinners and all of our Halloween costumes… Trick or Treat!

Does life really get better than any of these things mentioned above?

Your life can be full of joy, but in order to be happy in this world you have to first be happy with yourself and the  little gifts that our Creator provides us every day. Once we are content with ourselves, others will want to be around us because our enthusiasm and joy in our own life will be infectious. And this is where good leadership begins.

Become the type of person that others want to be around! Smile now… because it’s one of those simple little things that you can do that are truly the best things in life.

Finally, please share how you plan to use the success secret of Live Simple and Enjoy the Simple.


Thanks for your time,


Daniel Blanchard