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”.
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.
Tell me your thoughts in the comment box below….