10 Principles of Simple Living

Grande Cache, Alberta

My parents have these posted in their kitchen. I’ve read them numerous times and think that they are excellent reminders. Since we are currently visiting them, I’m taking this opportunity to record and share the principles.

1. Consume less.
2. Love people, use things. Put people before things.
3. Live lightly on the land and close to the earth.
4. Choose locally whenever possible.
5. Less is usually more.
6. Insist on quality.
7. Live from your vision.
8. Check in with yourself regularly.
9. Simple solutions are usually better than complicated ones.
10. Everything and everyone is connected.


7 Responses to “10 Principles of Simple Living”

  1. 1 Empresa Reformas Pisos February 5, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about reformas integrales.

  2. 2 cursing baby doll March 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Stunning storʏ there. What occurred after?

  3. 3 Prerna July 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Lovely.. I remember reading this someplace and loved it.. Thanks for sharing it with all of us:-)

  4. 5 Pamella July 27, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Beautiful! I love it! I have relatives in Grand Cache!

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