Welcome to Towards Simplicity. I blog my goals, especially my reading and studies, and my ongoing downscaling and using up of material stuff and working towards a more minimalist lifestyle.
Thursday, 18 June 2015
After dealing with 60-odd items today, for the first time in something like four years, I have an empty in-box! I took a screen shot of it in case I never see anything like it ever again! =)
There were a couple of messages in there that had been there since late 2011 - shame on me! Most of the others were a good deal more recent, but it really feels good to have it emptied, regardless of how old stuff was.
I catch most things on my smart-phone first so that means that quite a large proportion of messages don't actually make it to my in-box. That includes most blog comments, spam junk, promotions from things I am interested in (such as e-bay, Nectar and one or two others), craft newsletters and so on. Only stuff I want to deal with gets through to my laptop most of the time.
1: When in doubt, take the next small step.
2: Life is too short to waste hating anyone - even if you do have forever!
3: Whatever doesn't kill you often makes you stronger.
4: Make peace with your past so it won't interfere with the present.
5: Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Get the best from what YOU have.
6: Children get only one childhood - let them have it. There's nothing worse than a 9 year old adult.
7: Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear fancy lingerie. Don't save it for that special occasion that never comes. Today is a gift - that's why it's called 'the present'.=)
8: Be yourself now, you don't have to wait for old age to wear purple!
9: No one is in charge of your happiness but you and no-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
10: React to each perceived disaster with these words. 'In five years, will this matter?'
11: Forgive everyone everything, who has the energy to carry around the weight of grudges?
12: The best is yet to come. Psalm 37:29
(Average of 3 recent quizes - quite possibly not very accurate, but who cares? It's fun!)
My rainbow is strongly shaded green and violet.
What is says about me: I am an intelligent person. I appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. Those around me admire my fresh outlook and vitality. I am patient and will keep trying to understand something until I've mastered it.