Our idea of living simply is going back to the basics, living life in a more meaningful way, like our grandparents used to. Paying attention to the little things. Cooking from scratch. Growing our own food. Looking forward to enjoying the time we spend with our family.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. -Confucius
Slowing down the pace of life and spending time meaningfully while not spending money wastefully. Living intentionally with integrity. Structuring our lives around meaning and fulfillment. Focusing on quality of life. Leading a more balanced life. Following the path God has set us on and not conforming to what others may think is right.
13 A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day. 14 An intelligent person is always eager to take in more truth; fools feed on fast-food fads and fancies. 15 A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with song. 16 A simple life in the Fear-of-God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches. 17 Better a bread crust shared in love than a slab of prime rib served in hate. 18 Hot tempers start fights; a calm, cool spirit keeps the peace. 19 The path of lazy people is overgrown with briers; the diligent walk down a smooth road. 20 Intelligent children make their parents proud; lazy students embarrass their parents. 21 The empty-headed treat life as a plaything; the perceptive grasp its meaning and make a go of it. 22 Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed. -Proverbs 15:13-22
Trusting that God will provide our needs and living life in a way that pleases him.