Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Waste Not - Want Not


“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with
—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . 

When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, 
you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, 
whether it’s clutter in your cabinets
 or commitments on your calendar. (148)”  


14 comments:

  1. That is a great quote and perfect timing in my life. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm in need of making some ch-ch-changes and I'll be posting this quote to my fridge to keep me on track.

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  2. A very good quote! Timely, too!!

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  3. I understand what it means, but I struggle to implement it consistently. However I've decided not to beat myself up, but channel efficiency whenever I can. Good quote. Good stuff.

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  4. I am working on boundaries and that's the same premise. I have to be careful not to over commit. Once people hear Im retired they have an endless line of requests that can eat up my time and spirit. I also have to so NO without giving a reason. Very hard for me to do. Just No is no thank you

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  5. My obsessive-compulsive tendencies are enough to see that I don't have a problem with cabinet clutter, but commitments are my nemesis. I wish I could clear my calendar as easily as my cabinets.

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  6. Ah, how true that is. But don't make me do too much de-cluttering. I like my stuff. Truth be told I am getting somewhat better at letting go of it. Just not fabrics. Ok some fabrics but not all fabrics!

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  7. That is a great quote! I have such a problem with priorities.

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  8. First things first! Using up your resources /raw materials to make something it a great way to unclutter:)

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  9. That is oh so true. Your washcloth reminds me that I need to get busy and make some.

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  10. How interesting!! This morning I just sorted my yarn...and I did up a bag to use up all my scraps to crochet a rug...when I get to it... who knows...but I'm trying to put things away in order:)

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  11. Great reminder, thanks! Love that dishcloth pattern, too.

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  12. How profound! Wise words to consider.

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