The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. It is friendly, encouraging, and helpful. There is a genuine understanding that any promotion of simplicity is good for society—and there is little concern over who gets the credit for it.
It is a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful group of people. And I enjoy every opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words to inspire more simplicity in your life today.
How to Find Joy That Lasts | Martha Beck by Martha Beck. Happiness is available to me in every moment.
A Guide for Young People: What to Do With Your Life | Zen Habits by Leo Babauta. Thoughtful advice for young and old.
Contentment: The Underachieving Version of Happiness? | Slow Your Home by Brooke McAlary. I don’t aim for happiness. Instead I aim for quiet, constant contentment.
This Family Sold Everything They Own To Spend Life Traveling The Country | Business Insider by Caroline Moss. A beautiful adventure with beautiful photos.
Shailene Woodley Explains Why She’s Homeless | Jimmy Kimmel Live.
For the Love of Being ‘Liked’ | New York Times by Bruce Feiler. Social media and the anxiety of approval seeking.
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Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com says
Thanks as always for great links to worthwhile reads. I know I can always count on your weekly posts to provide new and inspiring links. In case you don’t hear it enough–it is VERY MUCH appreciated! :-) ~Kathy
The video documentary of family is incredible.
Ellen S says
That post by Martha Beck? Outstanding. Really thought provoking.
Thank you, as ever lots of food for thought! I especially enjoyed the guide for young people (though many of us older people could gain a lot from it too)!
Sandra Pawula says
It’s startling to see how addicted we are to social media. Only time will tell how this will shape our world! Thanks for these great reads.