My Simple Life | First Blog Post.

I am reminded about how long ago I started my Simple Life journey each time I pick up this book. In the inside cover I noted the year, 2000. Honestly I am sure I started before the turn of the century but the thing is I cannot remember that far back!

The book is titled ” The Simplicity Reader ” and is written by Elaine St. James. The author suggests how the reader can “Simplify Your Life, Create Inner Simplicity, and Live The Simple Life”.

And…

The inside teaser page explores…

“ 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things that Really Matter”.

When I read those few words I was hooked. Count me in!

This book has chapters on 

  • Your Household
  • Your Lifestyle
  • Your Finances
  • Your Job
  • Your Health and Your Personal Life.

So much of the content can be applied to our lifestyle in the 21st century but in this, my first blog post, I want to give you a giggle. and after that giggle I ask you to take some time to pause and reflect. Please.

One way the authors advises the reader to slow down is to…

Get Rid of Your Car Phone

[ Do you remember car phones!!! Of course now the car phone of the past is no longer just a telephone. It is our own personal mini computer and sadly most of us cannot live without one. ]

This chapter talks about the safety factor of using a telephone while you drive. Agreed.

The author also mentions the frustration of the poor service. That complaint thankfully has been overcome. Heck you can even use a mobile device, as they are commonly known, in an elevator.

The third statement in this short chapter is the point of this first article:

“ There is a sheer lunacy of committing ourselves to yet again doing at least two things at the same time. Have we really gotten that busy”?

I think you know my answer.

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