July 12 is Simplicity Day in honor of the birthday of Henry David Thoreau who advocated a more simple lifestyle.
When I was younger, like many people my age, I was into my things...home furnishings, purses, dishes, purses, clothes, purses...did I mention purses?
And then I reached the point, as many do, that I wondered what the heck was I going to with all the things I’d accumulated. By the time we’d moved back to Houston, I had simplified so much of what I have and continue to do so.
And it’s not just the things in my life but my tasks and activities. It is how I choose to spend my time and with whom as well. I love the calm in my life.
I love it!
In fact, I remember one of the first things my niece said when she came to visit us after we’d moved back...Aunt Kathy, it’s so calm and peaceful here.
To honor and celebrate Thoreau and Simplicity Day, what item, task, or chore can you either rid yourself of or simplify to make your day better?
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau