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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Simple living

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life you look up and say what am I doing... I've recently become interested in simple living. I am at the beginning of my thinking/experimenting with this lifestyle but really I am just interested in distilling my life down to what makes me and Mr. happy and fulfilled.
One of the ideas from the simple living manifesto (posted above) is to come up with simple pleasures and sprinkle them throughout your day. Here is a sample list. and here is the beginnings of my own list.

  •  Coffee
  •  Painted nails
  •  a hot bath
  • a glass of wine
  • baking/creating
  • a good book
  • watching Mr and the dogs play
  • blogging 
  • catching up with a dear friend
  • a massage
  • getting my eyebrows waxed
  • going for yogurt
  • Christmas music/decorations
  • laying on the beach
  • walking barefoot
  • a quiet saturday morning
  • kolaches 
  • fresh baked bread
  • staying up talking 
  • sitting on the porch 
  • a baseball game
  • a nice walk
  • the way you feel after a good workout
  • dinner out 
  • pizza carryout
  • new sheets 
  • planning a weekend away
  • dinner with friends
  • a new piece of clothing or shoes
  • curling my hair
  • JIF peanut butter on bread
  • a clean house
  • clean dogs

I just came up with 33 things in like 5 minutes and just making the list brought a smile to my face. That is what I want my new lifestyle to be about: making myself happy (I hope you don't see this as selfish, I see it as filling my tank so I have more to give to Mr.'s and others), using my time more wisely and not stressing the small stuff. I look forward to adding to the list.

1 comment:

Cynthia Lee said...

today I enjoyed coffee, time with a friend, and a good book.