Seeds XI, 18
Seed: Five Simple Rules for Happiness III
I read the germs for the next five Seeds in a catalogue.
Five Simple Rules for Happiness. The third is . . . Live simply.
So now, you start this path toward happiness with a free heart and a free mind. Those two are cause for happiness all by themselves. Now, a third prescription: live simply.
You’ve seen that bumpersticker: Lively simply so that others may simply live. How many winter coats do you wear at a time? How many do you own? How many dishes do you really use? How many do you own? How many cars can you drive at a time? How many do you own?
Simplicity makes daily life easier. Four outfits to choose from rather than ten makes getting dressed simpler. Four coffee mugs instead of twenty makes choosing one simpler.
Live simply is a good prescriptive for happiness. Here’s how to start: look at what you own with kind, quiet eyes. Do you love it? Do you use it? Does it have meaning for you? Good. Keep it. If it doesn’t, begin to simplify your living by giving your excess away. What happiness comes of living simply.
Dr. Susan Corso
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