“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Challenging, in this world we live in where we have everything at our fingertips and we want it all, isn’t it?
I find myself stepping back from some things and leaning in to others; wanting to let go of busyness and embrace purpose. Perhaps it’s the season.
Today: making plans and working on projects, coffee with my bestie, a visit to my garden to harvest and water, and time in the sunshine. Word is our summer-like weather is about to end.
So true, but HOW to go about whittling all one’s affairs to a thumbnail?
It can be a challenge for sure! The older I get the more I find myself going in this direction though.
Our move helped me aim in that direction. I don’t miss a thing since the big purge – except for my metal sieve. Now why did I give that away and keep the Tubberware one?
I notice you observe the rule of 2 or 3 in your photography art, very pleasing.
I’ve stepped back from a few activities and I’m waiting to see what I miss. So far, not much. But, my blog is something I step away from when I feel overwhelmed, and then always seem to go back to.
I am much more into simple things…way more so than I was when I was young-er. 🙂 It is so satisfying to enjoy the simple things, because the simple things are always with us.
Seems to be a common theme among those of us of a certain age. Wisdom gleaned along the journey, I think.