We explored what this idea meant to each of us and how to incorporate a few different principles of Aging with Style into our lives at any age of life.
We all agreed that often times it is difficult to hold onto concepts, but when we work together as a community holding one another close we will all grow and thrive.
This year I am challenging myself to live plain and simple.
If you would like to join me, just leave a comment or send me an email and we will journey together.
I am going back to the basics, as much as I can, I am going back to the way I was raised.
Just like aging with style, living plain and simple is a mindset, combined with an intentional lifestyle.
I was, and I still am, plain and simple a Farmer's daughter at heart.
I suppose you can take the farmer off the farm, but the farm never leaves the farmer's heart.
Life's a journey and in between the highs and lows, I lost a little bit of that Farm girl.
My gardening spaces shrunk, I heard airplanes overhead instead of birds, ponds gave way to highways, nail salons took over gardening gloves and the Farm girl within me slowly but surely became a shadow instead of a presence.
For me living plain and simple is the art of embracing the resources available to us and not abusing them.
Living gently, gracefully and quietly with an awareness of respecting and guarding nature.
Respecting the world and cherishing the miraculous beauty that it is,a gift from Heaven above and one that I would like to pass on to my grandchildren intact.
So I have a few ideas on how I am going to begin this year in living plain and simple.
My ideas are nothing new and to some they will seem rather pitiful, but Rome wasn't built
in a day, so this is where I will start.
We are going to put up a clothesline, nothing better smelling than fresh sheets from a day spent in the sunshine and wind.
Invest in a pressure cooker, so rewarding to see those Mason Jars filled with canned goods fresh from the garden.
Bake bread once a week-kneading included-no bread machine...
Husband is going to build a greenhouse/ potting shed, so I can sprout my own seeds for the vegetable garden.
I am wishing each and every single one of you a New year that has the best of health,
that dreams become reality, that your hearts will give and receive love and that life is gentle and kind to you.
New readers, faithful readers, I thank you for giving me this opportunity to write and share my thoughts with you...this was a dream of mine and it became real because of you!
I would love to hear what plans you are making for you New Year too.