It’s about a freedom to choose space rather than clutter,
to choose open and generous living
rather than a secure and sheltered way.
Freedom is about choices:
Freedom to choose less rather than more.
It’s about choosing time for people and ideas and self-growth
rather than for maintenance and guarding and possessing and cleaning.
Simple living is about moving through life rather lightly,
delighting in the plain and the subtle.
It is about poetry and dance, song and art, music and grace.
It is about optimism and humor,
gratitude and appreciation.
It is about embracing life with wide-open arms.
It’s about living and giving with no strings attached.
Simple living is as close as the land on which we stand.
It is as far-reaching as the universe that makes us gasp.
We will not be happy living selfishly in a small world.
We must live in awareness
and in association with the whole real world.
Our universe. Our cosmos. Our environment. Our earth.
Our air. Our water supply. Our country. Our neighbor.
Our car. Our homes.
All are part of simple living.