The best toys in the world—like the best times—are the simplest. (James Emery White)

Emery adds that, in truth, the best toys are also “the most available.” He reports on a survey that concluded that the five best-loved toys are: stick, box, string, cardboard tube, dirt. This may be why when little children open their Christmas or birthday gifts, they soon turn to playing with the wrapping paper or the gift boxes. There’s probably a lesson there about simplifying life.

But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. (1 Timothy 6:8)