Simplicity February 25, 2008
My aunt sent me this little pamphlet to me along with her Christmas card this year. I have read it and re-read it. It is an excellent little read that will keep life in perspective. The goal of the book is to provide strategies that lead to a life of simplicity. My favorites: #3: Fight Truth Decay, #4: Embrace Joy, #6: Create Rituals, #7: Be a Tough Dove, #10: Hope for Hope, #11: Be an Artist With Your Life.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book:
pg 13 – “Every time you hear not enough, say the word plenty. Every time you hear the words I need more, tell yourself that less is more. Challenge the messages that challenge you.”
pg 14 – “Measure your day by how many times you laughed or smiled.”
pg 17 – “Refrain from living by either the praise or the complaints of others. Live from your own belly out.”
pg 19 – “Be rich in health and poor in things, rich in flexibility and poor in stiffness.”