Recently I surprised my 24 year old son by taking him to a barber shop to get a real straight razor shave. I had a shave like that a couple of years ago, and I knew that he was in for the closest shave of his life (in a good way).

The barber gave him the works – pre-shave oil, shaving cream lathered and applied with a brush, and then the shave with an old-school straight razor. He was meticulous in the art of shaving. I watched every move to see how it was done.

Then, just when I thought he was finished, he grabbed something that was very familiar to me: a Gillette Fusion razor.

The secret to a really close shave was no secret at all. It was found in the simple razor that I use every day.

The shave was a very cool experience for my son, and I’m glad I did it. However, I discovered that in many cases, the simple things can be the best things in life. I now have a newfound appreciation for that razor.

Take a look at your life and try to find at least one simple thing that makes your life better.

Now, I’d love to hear from you – what simple thing do you appreciate today?