Saturday, July 10, 2010

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
Albert Einstein


I love that quote. I've been actively trying to apply it to all I do. Let me tell you it's been no easy feat. The trips to the goodwill alone account for a lot of work. In the end, although that's a figurative term because it never ends, simplifying my life has been liberating. Which is why I was trilled when I found this book at my local library, Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross

I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It's quick and easy to read. In fact, I read it in one afternoon. It's informative without being preachy. I especially recommend it to parents that ask themselves or their children, "Why do I spend money buying all these toys, if you never play with them?" Why indeed? You'll find so much helpful information that will guide you to a path of simpler living. I think you'll be surprised how much richer you life will feel without so much stuff in it.

Go read it and tell me what you think. I'd love to hear your comments.