Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. (Charles Mingus)
28 April 2009
They need to stop emailing me with all their discount code goodness. Ok, not really. $25 certificates are 80% (!!) off through Thursday, April 30th. Use code LUCKY at checkout and get each one for $2. Hooray!
One girl, on a mission to be responsibly frugal and happy about it.
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On Gratitude ...
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. (Melody Beattie)
On Simplicity ...
I have come to terms with the future. From this day onward I will walk easy on the earth. Plant trees. Kill no living things. Live in harmony with all creatures. I will restore the earth where I am. Use no more of its resources than I need. And listen, listen to what it is telling me. (M.J. Slim Hooey)
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. (Cicero)
On Frugality ...
Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things. (Elise Boulding)
New! Track Our Spending!
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So, friends, every day do something that won't compute. Love the L-rd. Love the world. Work for nothing. Take all that you have and be poor. Love someone who does not deserve it. Denounce the government and embrace the flag. Hope to live in that free republic for which it stands. (Wendell Berry)