The Joy of Less – Living Simply

by heather

30424257Short post today…I’m heading out to the airport in just a few hours to go visit my family in Louisiana for a week (Crawfish! Panola! Po’Boys! YUM!).

I just wanted to pass on this wonderful article I stumbled onto at The New York Times.  It’s called “The Joy of Less“.

It’s the kind of article that needs to be read slowly and savored.  So if you’ve got a few minutes grab a cup of coffee, and sink into this piece on finding joy in the hidden, quiet places of all the stuff you don’t have or need anymore.  You’ll be inspired.

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Michele June 10, 2009 at 8:19 am

Thank you for posting this, Heather. You’re so right–it is inspiring. It also reminded me that I haven’t read anything by Pico Iyer for a long time and that he’s a wonderful, wonderful writer.

Happy travels!

heather June 10, 2009 at 8:28 am


You’re welcome! I’ve never heard of him, at least not until I stumbled upon this article. His writing is so wonderful, I’m going to look up his books and see if I can get one for my Kindle to read on the plane!

Land Refinancing June 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Just wanted to say that this article is amazing. Required reading for everyone who insist on buying buying buying..

Michele June 10, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I really liked Video Night in Kathmandu! 🙂

heather June 11, 2009 at 6:13 pm

@Land Refinancing- I know. Pico Iyer’s writing is so simple, so heartfelt, and so beautiful. This article made me really happy.

@Michele- I’m going to look that one up. Thanks for the suggestion!

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