My ABC of Simple Living? It’s about getting back to the basics. We strive to life a more simple, natural life. First, because it’s good for us and for the planet. But also because as Nonni to nine grandchildren we want to leave a better world for them! And that’s why I made an ABC of Simple Living to help keep us on track.
It’s our simple living baby steps! Simple and easy to remember. And even though we don’t manage to do everything on this list, it does help! Because simple concise goals are easier to put into practice. Giant leaps often make a pace that’s hard to keep up with. But baby steps? Well, even babies manage them, don’t they?
Our baby steps? They start with learning the ABCs!
Downsize: Home, Things & Activities
Eat healthy, locally grown food
Heal with Herbs & Natural Remedies
Immerse yourself in Community
Jump off the Materialistic Merry-go-Round
Keep up with the Joneses No More
Less Stuff & Clutter
More of What Matters: God, Community, Friends, Family, and Others
No More Debt
Out of the Box Thinking
Produce Your Own
Quit Following the Status Quo
Re-duce, Re-use, Re-purpose & Re-cycle
Share with Others
Unplug from the TV and internet
Value-Orient Your Life
eXit the Consumer Lifestyle
Yes—to No Shopping
Zoom in on Non-Material Values
Now I know my ABC’s, and I want to do all these!
And how about you? Have you taken any of these important steps in your home?
Well, don’t stop there! Choose 3 more to implement in the following months. And be sure to let us know about them and how it’s going in the comments. In a world overflowing with chemicals and plastic – natural living is a huge challenge. And in our society of malls and online buying – simple living is becoming an even bigger challenge!
We all need encouragement along this path, so let’s follow it together!
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.Genesis 2:15