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”.


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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