Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Millennium Park Wading Pool, Chicago, Il
Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.
The path of simplicity can be one of creative progress to a successful life with less stress. In her book, “The Heart of Simple Living”, Wanda Urbanska has emerged as another voice for the green movement of “living with less” to both benefit our personal lives and the environment that ultimately sustains us.
Some of her salient points include advising us to “pay bills immediately. As long as a bill is hanging out there in the unpaid category, it occupies mental space…Pay in cash. Identify a personal spending trouble spot and shift to a cash-only policy”. Her advice for the new American home is “small, green and paid-for”.
She advocates for us to “celebrate your victories. In the rush of our lives, too often we allow our ‘mountaintop moments’ to pass unnoticed”. She advises us to “spend time outdoors. Whether it’s sunny or overcast, step outside every day to reconnect with nature”.
She encourages modern Americans to “disconnect to reconnect” and “take time every day to disconnect from electronics. This will open the way for eye-to-eye contact and genuine engagement…When you’re out for a walk in the neighborhood, or in a supermarket line, make small talk. You will find that ‘small talk’ isn’t small, but big and meaningful”.
People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did.
But people will never forget how you made them feel.