Editor’s Note: Every Friday, I post a Simple Living News Update that includes links to some of my favorite articles of the week. In addition to the update, I answer a reader question via video.
Today, I decided not to post a video because I want you to listen to an interview we did with Brock Dittus, from The Sprocket Podcast. During the interview, Logan and I talked with Brock about small homes, downsizing, and selling our cars. Plus, Logan filled in as a co-host and did a fantastic job!
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Now onto the news
“Happiness. That feeling you get from StuffOnMyCat.com or Skyping with a far away friend. Side effects include: joy, contentment, glee, elation, and surges of confidence, hope, and gratitude. That happiness. If you’re ready to throw in the towel (or this in the garbage), kindly allow me to clarify something. This ain’t yo’ momma’s (or for that matter my momma’s*) self-help book so don’t get all judgmental. If MacGyver can stop a bomb with a toothpick, we can save the world with happiness. ‘Fiction!’ you say? It’s even been scientifically proven. You see, it’s all in the technique, my friends.”
“It turns out that no one can imagine what’s really coming in our lives. We can plan, and do what we enjoy, but we can’t expect our plans to work out. Some of them might, while most probably won’t. Inventions and ideas will appear, and events will occur, that we could never foresee. That’s neither bad nor good, but it is real.”
“You know what? I’m tired. I’m tired of the fact that people cannot see their own worth.”
“You don’t need a guidebook to examine your life. You simply need the time and space to be you.”