“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.”
Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things. ~Elise Boulding
Yesterday, I found myself with two juicers.
Through fortune and kindness, my life had become too full, and so I gave one away, to a friend who needs to take good care of her health.
She was delighted and my cupboard was, once more, roomy and ready to receive.
To live in a state of abundance, it is necessary to practice frugality.
One cannot work without the other.
Abundance needs space to grow!
Clinging onto what one does not need creates clutter, confusion and chaos.
Is it any wonder the world is in such a state?
We don’t need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it. ~Donald Horban
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed — it is a process of elimination. ~Elbert Hubbard
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