We all have Katie over at Two Frog Home to thank for this inspiration.
- June: It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.–Laura Ingalls Wilder
- July: 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
- August: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.–Robert A. Heinlein
- September: Maybe a person’s time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food. ~Frank A. Clark
- October: Quit planning how you’re going to use what you know, learn or possess. God’s gifts just are; be grateful and their purpose will be clear.~Linus Mundy
- November: A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied; he must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped, for everything cannot be equally considered; in a word, he must be able to simplify his duties, his business and his life.
- December: Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter. ~D.H. Mondfleur
- January: Never again will I make the simple into the complex. Something of true value does not become more valuable because it becomes complicated. Experience and conditions come and go; complications arise and fall away, but the simple action of God is eternal in the universe. (thanks to Mary Larson)–Donald Curtis, 7/97 Science of Mind Magazine, p. 53
- August: Realize that most of what you think matters doesn’t matter as much as you think it does. –Elaine St. James’ Little Guide to Living Simply