Thomas Kinkade describes this as making a seperate peace - one which may not shut down the war, but will take us away from the battleground of getting ahead, keeping up with others, and the campaign for bigger and better and more and more.
For us, living deliberately simply means making choices that engage us in every single moment instead of hastening through life to find in the end we only have regrets.
Can you remember playing Hopscotch, Jump Rope, Cat's Cradle, Green Light-Red Light, Simon Says, and Charades? Will all these personal face-to-face games be replaced entirely with impersonal computer games...have our children ever played them? Will they be lost in this generation? -- Karen Andreola, A Charlotte Mason Companion
Being organized and living simply is about removing distractions that get in the way of a remarkable life. -- unclutterer.com
Common places never become tiresome. It is we who become tired when we cease to become curious and appreciative. -- Norman Rockwell
We brought in the last of the basil today. I hung it to dry last year, but am trying it between two screens this time. After a hot summer, I'm looking forward to the Fall/Winter garden season. We have cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and garlic in the raised beds. The brussel sprouts sure are cute at this stage. Tasty? I don't think I like them!
Basil is not only great in mediterranean dishes. You can also rub basil onto your skin to ward off mosquitos.