Category Archives: simplicity

To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of … Continue reading

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The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. ~Louisa May Alcott

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My actions are my only true belongings. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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She was an adventurer at heart, but oh how she loved drinking this tea from this mug in this chair, oh how she loved to be home. ~Unknown

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Having a dog or cat will open your heart. Reading a book will open your mind. Having both a pet and a book… absolute heaven. ~Mark Rubinstein

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Everything I ever wanted in life came from music, books and animals. ~Britt Collins

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The secret to happiness is low expectations. ~Barry Schwartz

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If we load too many expectations on ourselves to live extraordinary lives, such as waiting for some undying passion to come our way, we stagger under the burden of our dreams. ~Sally Brampton

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Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ~Winnie the Pooh

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If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing anything for anybody. ~Malcolm Bane

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