My Aunt gave me this book by Sue Bender because I believe in a simple life. The Amish are the definition of simple living. I got a lot out of this book and I will share it with you.
- “The more I willfully tried to force something fresh, the more I failed.” Go with the flow of life.
- “My worry over the outcome robbed me of my joy in simply doing the work.”Sometimes I worry too much and that takes away from the moment of now.
- “Acquiring possessions might lead to temptation, and they didn’t want to become dependent on the outside world.”Being self-sufficient is so much more rewarding than depending on places for your food and entertainment.
- “Find meaning in work itself.”
- “Do whatever you are doing to the best of your ability.”
- “We mustn’t try to change or conquer nature or exploit the land.”
- “To simplify my life, I’d have to learn to say no.”I used to say yes to everyone. I became overwhelmed with doing things that other people wanted me to do, that I wasn’t doing anything for myself.
- “They do not spend time questioning who they are or where they belong. Accepting who they are brings a different kind of freedom.”
- “Satisfaction comes from giving up wishing I was somewhere else or doing somthing else.”
- “Trust, no matter what life turns out to be-even if it is not what I expected, or what I thought I wanted.”I definitely thought I would have a career by now and doing things that everyone else are doing. I have learned that what happens happens and that I don’t need to live a life that everyone else is living.