After a vacation spent living simply in our cottage by a lake, I find myself noticing many things I usually take for granted.
In this era of instant gratification I think sometimes we forget how much not having access to something all the time enhances the pleasure once it's there.
How we escaped commercialism and had a beatiful ceremony instead.
I think the key ingredients to a more joyful life is to clear away the unneccessary and take notice of the sources of joy that are already in my life.
Life is no way near perfect, and neither am I. The key to a simpler, more joyful life is accepting that and building on the good parts.
A day a week with no plans - how would that feel? And what would I do? An interesting idea worth trying.
Structure and planning is good for me. But life is so much bigger than that. That's why I need a Stolleprov every once in a while.
I've become aware of how easily I give advice. And yet I know that I hardly even know what's best for myself. That's a habit I want to break. And walk more and keep living frugally.
I've always lived frugally, sometimes by necessity and sometimes by choice. But I'm also living a very rich life - in part through the frugal way of life.