The ABC of Simple Natural Living

Take your first baby steps toward diligent Earth Care!

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!

Avoid Advertising

Buy Less

Consume Responsibly

Downsize: Home, Things & Activities

Eat healthy, locally grown food

Fewer Disposables

Go Green

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

Think Thrift

Unplug the TV

Value-Orient Your Life

Work less

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! How about you?

[Photos by PlusDesignStudio on Pixabay.]

Author: Sheila Scorziello

Missionary wife in Italy. Mom, grandma, reader, writer, and lover of coffee, simplicity, and nature.

4 thoughts

  1. Outstanding, my friend. What I love is the emphasis on “baby steps.” You’re right–giant leaps often discourage because leaps aren’t always sustainable. Great intentions–hard to follow through. Baby steps? Even babies do them! So true!


    1. Thanks Dayle! We’re still working on our baby steps in this one. But I hope to start making better progress once all our travel is finished this fall. Right now, I’ve been doing good to just keep up with the minimum!! But the services we’re having are going well and it’s wonderful to see our brethren getting blessed and nourished!! Take care, friend, and God bless!

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