Living Simply: An Intentional Choice
Our world drives us to consume more and more, but it's not necessary for a happy, healthy life. Nor is it necessary for every moment of our day to be over-scheduled - too many activities can cause ill health and anxiety for our kiddos.
Living simply is to make a choice - an intentional choice about a way to live within the world. A choice to live without over consuming or over scheduling our lives.
I'd like to suggest a simple way I remember what is important to me: focus on loving people and nature while remembering to hold and use things in the best way possible for the earth. It's also a way to teach our children how to live simply in the world.
Parent's Simplicity Credo
Welcoming others who are different from ourselves is a first step toward really appreciating how our differences make us stronger together. The aspirations in the book are not really so hard to make happen if we simply share with our kiddos the inherent value of others.
Wonder at Nature's Magnificence
Wow - I just looked through Stories Matter reviews and realized I love nature and animal books! If you type in any of the following terms in the page's search box, you will find loads of books to share the wonder of nature with your child:
And here are a few more to add to the collection!
Use Things Wisely
Making choices to live simply takes practice, but we can do it! Choose just one book to share with your kiddo
The Stories Matter
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But, really, VISIT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY!