Laura played with a corn cob wrapped in a piece of cloth as her doll and was alright with that. Sure she would have loved a cloth doll like Mary had but she was still ok with the corn cob doll, not even holding Mary's doll if the corn cob baby could see her holding the other doll. These are examples of a life of contentment, which really is what simple living is, being content with what you NEED and not dwelling on the things we want, no matter if we can afford them or not. I think with so much poverty and hardship in the world, not sure anyone can afford to live a glamorous life while others go without the very basic needs in life.
A new study just came out, saying that if a woman mops a floor or vacuums, those chores are like a workout at a gym. As I was kneading bread today I thought about how my arms and hands were getting a really good workout. A bread machine would have robbed me of this workout !
Living basic, having basic things that are meeting our basic needs, is no doubt better for our health.
After reading this book today, I decided the generations that made this country great would no doubt be shocked at what I think is simple living.
pictures from home today