It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Saturday, September 07, 2019

Chapter 9, Page 7, Book 19

Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.


September 7th - keep it simple 

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Robert Brault

Many long for the good old days when things were simpler.  But that doesn’t help us much today.  What we need is a change in our attitude and approach to life.  Only foolish people think they an keep doing the same thing and get a different result. 

Don’t allow yourself to think about too many things at once. and say no when you need to.  It will help keep your schedule manageable.  Lots of people want lots of things from us., but we don’t have to ruin our life and forfeit our joy to keep them happy.  If things are going at too fast a pace and you are not enjoying yourself, take steps to change whatever is necessary to live simply.

Living simply is about paring back, so that you have space to live.  It’s about doing with less, whether it is household belongings, or activities.  It’s about finding joy in the simple things and being content with solitude, quiet and savoring the moment.

It’s by letting go of the things that frustrate us, so that we can relax and live more simply.  We tend to cram as much as possible into our days and that becomes stressful and we feel like we never have enough time because we try to do too much.  

Finding joy in the simple things like writing, reading, learning, and eating simple food , spending time with people we care about are the simple things that make us happy and most of that doesn’t cost money.  Saying no to more than that is what will keep my life simply happy.  

We create our own struggles.  All the stress, all the frustrations and disappointments, all the busyness and rushing are created by the attachments to more and more stuff.  By letting go, we can relax and live more simply.

We don’t need to have more in order to be more.  We don’t have to do more to be more.  We can be more with less.We simply have to remove those things that remove us from our life.  We can make room for our favorite things, but let go of what causes us stress.  Do less, live more. 

It’s the simple life for me.  I don’t have to do it all to feel fulfilled.  I am not like everyone, I am simply me.  

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein



I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I am not the best, but am doing my best, to be the best that I can be.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I always agree with what you say - we must think alike! It is true - we bring a lot of stress on ourselves. sandie

Mevely317 said...

"Lots of people want lots of things from us., but we don’t have to ruin our life and forfeit our joy to keep them happy." -- Only yesterday I was reminded of this, then feeling a little guilty for standing my ground.

jack69 said...

Amen to MYra, and also the quote by Confucius is spot on, WE MAKE IT Complicated, I was told when teaching, always used the KISS theory, Keep It Simple Stupid.
Yes another spot on post.
Sherry & jack

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