Friday, September 7, 2012


The following list is from the book, The Simple Living Guide......if you are trying to simplify your life, I suggest reading this wonderful book by Janet Luhrs.
Enjoy the list!

28 Secrets to Happiness

Live beneath your means and within your seams

Return everything you borrow

Donate blood

Stop blaming other people

Admit it when you make a mistake

Give all the clothes you haven't worn in three years to charity

Every day do something nice and try not to get caught

Listen more, talk less

Every day take a 30 minute walk in your neighborhood

Skip two meals a week and give the money to charity

Strive for excellence, not perfection

Be on time

Don't make excuses

Don't argue

Get organized

Be kind to kind people

Be even kinder to unkind people

Let someone cut ahead of you in line

Take time to be alone

Reread a favorite book

Cultivate good manners

Be humble

Understand and accept that life isn't always fair

Know when to say something

Know when to keep your mouth shut

Don't criticize anyone for 24 hours

Learn from the past, plan for the future, and live in the present

Don't sweat the small stuff


  1. It would be wonderful if everyone lived like that. It is a great list.

  2. I've checked that list..checked it twice..I can see where I've been naughty and nice! Thanks for this great recipe for a more simple life. I'm really trying to get mine in order before I turn 60 next year. Now, I'd better go donate most of my closet! Have a good weekend Jilda!