Sunday, 2 January 2011

Our Year of Living Simply........

Our Year of Living Simply has started.
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Looking at the picture above says it all, what does a dog need to make it happy.......a bit of sunshine, some fresh air and a person to throw the stick they have chosen from natures toy box.
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Now I'm not for one moment saying life is ever that simple, but I do feel the need to get back to basics somewhat, to find out what is really necessary in our lives. So this year is a time to jettison the unnecessary, embrace and enhance the necessary, to sort out our minds, our home and our plans and to move forward into the unknown.
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Not all plans made last year came to fruition, for instance we are still here on our leased land looking for the next patch that we can really make our own, one that suits the needs of our pigs better and makes life easier for us. Some plans worked out beautifully, we tied up the past neatly and with love, we paid off all our debts to credit cards and other establishments. We are now in the fortunate position of being on a pathway we have chosen for ourselves.
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Some may say we are lucky, but I believe firmly (from past hard-learned experience), that it is always the hard workers that are lucky. If you really want something you will strive towards it, whether it be improving your own and your families lives or just acquiring some longed for thing. We have never won loads of money or foreign holidays in competitions, if we wanted a holiday we saved and worked hard for it (or splashed out on the credit card and then worked hard to repay it!!). We have never been handed good fortune on a plate, we have searched for it, grabbed at it with both hands and then nursed it well. You could say we have made ourselves masters of our own destiny. This is all we have wanted and from now on we are rejoicing it that and keeping life simple.
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Join us this year as we work towards living simply. We are starting it well, we are both in reasonable health, we are debt free. Lovely Hubby has his job and we have another year left on the lease on this farm to give us time to find the next place we can call our own.
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Home is where the heart is and mine is firmly with my darling husband and our family and animals. I have all I need.
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Our Year of Living Simply starts here!
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Sue xx

4 comments:

  1. I loved this post ... you've really got a good plan for the year ahead. You know what you're aiming for and you're in a good position to make it happen. I do hope 2011 brings everything you wish for!
    xxx

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  2. Just lost the comment I was trying to post. It was along the lines of ..we try to live as simply as possible, sometimes a spanner gets thrown into the works. It happened a few years ago but it helps to get your priorities straight!!
    Good luck!
    Jane x

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  3. Good plans Sue .. If only I could work out actually what I would like, where I would like to be .. that would be a start. Having a husband who travels the world most of the year is not good .. so it is just me most of the time. Until he decides he has had enough of travelling. Then maybe we can make plans together ... Also if he would just look around him and see all the stuff he is living with, (that I have to see ) Simple isn't it .. get rid of it. xxx

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  4. Really good plans for the coming year. I love the idea of living more simply. I will look forward to reading about your year.

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