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.
This summer has been hard.
The economy in our smaller town
is getting tighter and tighter.
And when you are self-employed...
it can be a very scary thing.
And while I've tried keeping my chin up
most of the times I have failed miserably.
While it seems like all my friends
and family are going on vacations to Disney World
and island cruises and shopping at the
local mall...we are watching
every single penny that leaves
No vacation for us this year.
No back to school shopping sprees.
I just haven't been my cheerful self.
I hate that.
But then...when I was just feeling my lowest...
I read a comment from my friend Kay
on Facebook. It said...
"I woke up early today and am now canning
pickles. I love my life."
Girls, I thought about these 2
sentences all day.
During my hour long walk, during my
house cleaning and while I cooked dinner.
It's the small and simple things in our life that bring us
true joy. That gives our life meaning.
I already knew that. But maybe, somewhere I had forgot it.
I didn't think I had forgot it....
but I had. I have been so consumed
with all the CAN NOTS that I forgot
about the truly good things in my life.
So this weekend our Friday Prompt is to make a list...a very long list...of all
the small and simple things that
make us happy.
That make our hearts sing.
And while you're at...why not put this list in your Art Journals
or scrapbook pages? Create a pretty reminder of
all that is so very good in your life.
What are the the Simple things that make your life oh so good?