I spent most of the past week in beautiful Prescott, AZ chaperoning an Outdoor Educational trip for a group of 100+ 5th graders. The students were wonderful. The air was crisp. And the scenery was breath-taking. It was interesting to notice a common theme sparked in many of my conversations with the other parents. Because of the beauty, we commented often on our tendency to take beautiful things for granted at home. Maybe we can all be reminded this week to practice extra mindfulness and appreciate the good things we have around this.
With that being said, there are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. I enjoy reading their unique perspectives. I’m sure you will too. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment. Enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today. And refuse to take any beauty for granted this week.
A Smaller, Lighter, More Beautiful Life | Allison Vesterfelt by Morgan Day Cecil. Letting go of an insatiable hunger for more and a constant striving for bigger and better has given me the kind of grace and peace and gratitude for the moment I felt strolling down the cobblestone streets in Italy.
So You Want to Be Rich? | The Unitive by Joshua Becker. A spiritually-based conversation on the inherent dangers of wealth. And given this recent article in the New York Times, I think it is an important discussion for us to engage in.
Happier | by Nataly Kogan. You don’t need to be happy to be happier.
Harvest Your Health Ebook Bundle Sale. Monday is the last day to take advantage of the health and wellness bundle sale featuring 71 ebooks, 4 meal plans, and 22 discounts for only $37. I’m glad to have a book included to help inspire simplicity. And you’ll find plenty of others that interest you as well.